We are happy to offer you a full range of training opportunities to help you expand your knowledge of MEFA Pathway and make the most of its capabilities. You can attend in-person trainings, register for live webinars, or watch recorded webinars at your convenience. And if your school would like a personal in-person training, contact us at info@mefapathway.org.

Live Webinars & In-Person Trainings

September 10, 2019 10:00 - 11:30am Live Webinar

College Admissions

The college search and application process can be overwhelming for students. This webinar will provide key information that will help you guide students through applying to college. Topics will include current trends in admissions, building a balanced list of colleges, and the different components of the college application including transcripts, essays, and letters of recommendation.

To request closed captioning on a webinar, please contact Lauren Patten at lpatten@mefa.org or 617-224-4856 at least one week in advance of the webinar.

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September 12, 2019 12:00 - 1:00pm Live Webinar

Get to Know MEFA Pathway’s Student Features

MEFA Pathway provides a fun, engaging environment where students in grades 6-12 can plan for academic and career success. Join us for a walk-through of the site to learn the many tools, activities, and resources available to help students prepare for their future.

To request closed captioning on a webinar, please contact Lauren Patten at lpatten@mefa.org or 617-224-4856 at least one week in advance of the webinar

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September 17, 2019 12:00 - 1:00pm Live Webinar

Get to Know MEFA Pathway’s Counselor Tools

MEFA Pathway provides a fun, engaging environment where students in grades 6-12 can plan for academic and career success. Join us for a walk-through of the counselor portal to receive an overview of the features available to you as you guide your students.

To request closed captioning on a webinar, please contact Lauren Patten at lpatten@mefa.org or 617-224-4856 at least one week in advance of the webinar

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September 20, 2019 10:00 - 11:30am Live Webinar

College Financing

This webinar will provide school counselors and college access professionals with an overview of the college financial aid process, including financial aid applications and eligibility, how colleges determine how much aid to offer, and financial aid award letters.

Please contact Lauren Patten at lpatten@mefa.org if you need live closed captioning for this webinar at this one week in advance of the webinar.

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September 25, 2019 2:00 - 2:30pm Live Webinar

Registering a Student in MEFA Pathway

Do you have questions about registering a student account in MEFA Pathway? Join this mini webinar, which will demonstrate how easy it is!

To request closed captioning on a webinar, please contact Lauren Patten at lpatten@mefa.org or 617-224-4856

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October 2, 2019 10:00 - 11:30am Live Webinar

Understanding the FAFSA

This webinar for school counselors and college access professionals will provide a detailed overview of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), including step-by-step instructions on completing the application, helpful tips on answering questions correctly, and important next steps.

Please contact Lauren Patten at lpatten@mefa.org if you need live closed captioning for this webinar.

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October 4, 2019 10:00 - 11:30am Live Webinar

The CSS Profile

This webinar for school counselors and college access professionals will introduce the nuts and bolts of the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE, a financial aid application required by over 400 colleges, universities, and scholarship agencies across the country. Topics will include tips on completing the PROFILE, specific financial and household data collected, and how colleges and universities use the application information.

Please contact Lauren Patten at lpatten@mefa.org if you need live closed captioning for this webinar at least one week in advance of the webinar.

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October 8, 2019 12:00 - 1:00pm Live Webinar

Get to Know MEFA Pathway’s Counselor Tools

MEFA Pathway provides a fun, engaging environment where students in grades 6-12 can plan for academic and career success. Join us for a walk-through of the counselor portal to receive an overview of the features available to you as you guide your students.

To request closed captioning on a webinar, please contact Lauren Patten at lpatten@mefa.org or 617-224-4856 at least one week in advance of the webinar

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October 15, 2019 10:00 - 11:30am Live Webinar

Having the College Cost Conversation with Students and Families

As a school counselor, you likely play a large role helping students create their college list and decide where to ultimately enroll. College cost is a significant factor when selecting a school, and it’s one that students and families should understand as they navigate the admissions and financial aid process. In this webinar, we’ll review the information and resources that you can share to help college-bound students and their families research college costs and make informed decisions.

To request closed captioning on a webinar, please contact Lauren Patten at lpatten@mefa.org or 617-224-4856 at least one week in advance of the webinar.

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October 16, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00am Live Webinar

Get to Know MEFA Pathway’s Student Features

MEFA Pathway provides a fun, engaging environment where students in grades 6-12 can plan for academic and career success. Join us for a walk-through of the site to learn the many tools, activities, and resources available to help students prepare for their future.

To request closed captioning on a webinar, please contact Lauren Patten at lpatten@mefa.org or 617-224-4856 at least one week in advance of the webinar

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October 24, 2019 2:00 - 2:30pm Live Webinar

Create & Build Your Resume with MEFA Pathway

Learn how to create and build a resume with MEFA Pathway Your Plan for the Future, Massachusetts’ free college and career planning portal.

To request closed captioning on a webinar, please contact Lauren Patten at lpatten@mefa.org or 617-224-4856

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November 6, 2019 12:00 - 1:00pm Live Webinar

Get to Know MEFA Pathway’s Student Features

MEFA Pathway provides a fun, engaging environment where students in grades 6-12 can plan for academic and career success. Join us for a walk-through of the site to learn the many tools, activities, and resources available to help students prepare for their future.

To request closed captioning on a webinar, please contact Lauren Patten at lpatten@mefa.org or 617-224-4856 at least one week in advance of the webinar

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November 14, 2019 12:00 - 1:00pm Live Webinar

Get to Know MEFA Pathway’s Counselor Tools

MEFA Pathway provides a fun, engaging environment where students in grades 6-12 can plan for academic and career success. Join us for a walk-through of the counselor portal to receive an overview of the features available to you as you guide your students.

To request closed captioning on a webinar, please contact Lauren Patten at lpatten@mefa.org or 617-224-4856 at least one week in advance of the webinar

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November 19, 2019 2:00 - 2:30pm Live Webinar

Learn About Yourself with MEFA Pathway

Learn how the interests and values inventories in MEFA Pathway can help students discover which careers may fit best. Also find out how students can start a careers list based upon criteria specific to them!

To request closed captioning on a webinar, please contact Lauren Patten at lpatten@mefa.org or 617-224-4856.

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December 5, 2019 12:00 - 1:00pm Live Webinar

Get to Know MEFA Pathway’s Counselor Tools

MEFA Pathway provides a fun, engaging environment where students in grades 6-12 can plan for academic and career success. Join us for a walk-through of the counselor portal to receive an overview of the features available to you as you guide your students.

To request closed captioning on a webinar, please contact Lauren Patten at lpatten@mefa.org or 617-224-4856 at least one week in advance of the webinar

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December 11, 2019 12:00 - 1:00pm Live Webinar

Get to Know MEFA Pathway’s Student Features

MEFA Pathway provides a fun, engaging environment where students in grades 6-12 can plan for academic and career success. Join us for a walk-through of the site to learn the many tools, activities, and resources available to help students prepare for their future.

To request closed captioning on a webinar, please contact Lauren Patten at lpatten@mefa.org or 617-224-4856 at least one week in advance of the webinar

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December 17, 2019 2:00 - 2:30pm Live Webinar

Discover & Explore Careers with MEFA Pathway

Learn how to explore career options in MEFA Pathway, our free college and career planning online portal. Students can use the results of skills and interest assessments to learn of careers that might fit them best, while also filtering by desired education level and/or career category. By starting to build a list of potential occupations, students can choose high school courses to prepare them for a particular path.

To request closed captioning on a webinar, please contact Lauren Patten at lpatten@mefa.org or 617-224-4856.

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January 9, 2020 12:00 - 1:00pm Live Webinar

Get to Know MEFA Pathway’s Student Features

MEFA Pathway provides a fun, engaging environment where students in grades 6-12 can plan for academic and career success. Join us for a walk-through of the site to learn the many tools, activities, and resources available to help students prepare for their future.

To request closed captioning on a webinar, please contact Lauren Patten at lpatten@mefa.org or 617-224-4856 at least one week in advance of the webinar

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January 14, 2020 12:00 - 1:00pm Live Webinar

Get to Know MEFA Pathway’s Counselor Tools

MEFA Pathway provides a fun, engaging environment where students in grades 6-12 can plan for academic and career success. Join us for a walk-through of the counselor portal to receive an overview of the features available to you as you guide your students.

To request closed captioning on a webinar, please contact Lauren Patten at lpatten@mefa.org or 617-224-4856 at least one week in advance of the webinar

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January 15, 2020 10:00 - 11:30am Live Webinar

Financial Aid: National Landscape & Regulatory Updates

This webinar for school counselors and college access professionals will address the current financial aid landscape on a national scale, as well as provide important updates on federal financial aid resources and regulations.

To request closed captioning on a webinar, please contact Lauren Patten at lpatten@mefa.org or 617-224-4856 at least one week in advance of the webinar.

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January 22, 2020 2:00 - 2:30pm Live Webinar

Search for Scholarships and Build a Scholarship List with MEFA Pathway

Learn how to select specific criteria to search for scholarships and build a scholarship list using MEFA Pathway.

To request closed captioning on a webinar, please contact Lauren Patten at lpatten@mefa.org or 617-224-4856

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January 23, 2020 10:00 - 11:30am Live Webinar

Counseling Families with Unique Circumstances

This webinar will provide guidance for school counselors and college access professionals as you work with families with unique circumstances throughout the financial aid process. Topics will include independent students, undocumented students, nontraditional parent families, and financial aid appeals.

To request closed captioning on a webinar, please contact Lauren Patten at lpatten@mefa.org or 617-224-4856 at least one week in advance of the webinar.

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February 5, 2020 12:00 - 1:00pm Live Webinar

Get to Know MEFA Pathway’s Counselor Tools

MEFA Pathway provides a fun, engaging environment where students in grades 6-12 can plan for academic and career success. Join us for a walk-through of the counselor portal to receive an overview of the features available to you as you guide your students.

To request closed captioning on a webinar, please contact Lauren Patten at lpatten@mefa.org or 617-224-4856 at least one week in advance of the webinar

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February 13, 2020 12:00 - 1:00pm Live Webinar

Get to Know MEFA Pathway’s Student Features

MEFA Pathway provides a fun, engaging environment where students in grades 6-12 can plan for academic and career success. Join us for a walk-through of the site to learn the many tools, activities, and resources available to help students prepare for their future.

To request closed captioning on a webinar, please contact Lauren Patten at lpatten@mefa.org or 617-224-4856 at least one week in advance of the webinar

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March 12, 2020 12:00 - 1:00pm

Get to Know MEFA Pathway’s Student Features

MEFA Pathway provides a fun, engaging environment where students in grades 6-12 can plan for academic and career success. Join us for a walk-through of the site to learn the many tools, activities, and resources available to help students prepare for their future.

To request closed captioning on a webinar, please contact Lauren Patten at lpatten@mefa.org or 617-224-4856 at least one week in advance of the webinar

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March 18, 2020 12:00 - 1:00pm Live Webinar

Get to Know MEFA Pathway’s Counselor Tools

MEFA Pathway provides a fun, engaging environment where students in grades 6-12 can plan for academic and career success. Join us for a walk-through of the counselor portal to receive an overview of the features available to you as you guide your students.

To request closed captioning on a webinar, please contact Lauren Patten at lpatten@mefa.org or 617-224-4856 at least one week in advance of the webinar

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March 24, 2020 2:00 - 2:30pm Live Webinar

MEFA Pathway’s College Compare Feature

Learn how students can use MEFA Pathway’s College Compare tool to find the colleges and universities that match their school preferences and to help them build out that final list of probable, target, and reach schools to which they will apply.

To request closed captioning on a webinar, please contact Lauren Patten at lpatten@mefa.org or 617-224-4856

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March 31, 2020 10:00 - 11:30am Live Webinar

Helping Families Understand Financial Aid Award Letters

This webinar will provide valuable information to school counselors and college access professionals as you help families understand their financial aid award letters. Topics will include an overview of the different types of financial aid available, how to calculate the balance due at each college, and methods for paying the college bill.

To request closed captioning on a webinar, please contact Lauren Patten at lpatten@mefa.org or 617-224-4856 at least one week in advance of the webinar.

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April 8, 2020 12:00 - 1:00pm Live Webinar

Get to Know MEFA Pathway’s Counselor Tools

MEFA Pathway provides a fun, engaging environment where students in grades 6-12 can plan for academic and career success. Join us for a walk-through of the counselor portal to receive an overview of the features available to you as you guide your students.

To request closed captioning on a webinar, please contact Lauren Patten at lpatten@mefa.org or 617-224-4856 at least one week in advance of the webinar

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April 16, 2020 12:00 - 1:00pm Live Webinar

Get to Know MEFA Pathway’s Student Features

MEFA Pathway provides a fun, engaging environment where students in grades 6-12 can plan for academic and career success. Join us for a walk-through of the site to learn the many tools, activities, and resources available to help students prepare for their future.

To request closed captioning on a webinar, please contact Lauren Patten at lpatten@mefa.org or 617-224-4856 at least one week in advance of the webinar

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April 28, 2020 2:00 - 2:30pm Live Webinar

MEFA Pathway’s College Cost Calculator

Learn how students can use the MEFA Pathway College Cost Calculator to determine their personal cost at each college and university based on their financial aid received and other resources, which can help them make their college decision.

To request closed captioning on a webinar, please contact Lauren Patten at lpatten@mefa.org or 617-224-4856 at least one week in advance of the webinar

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May 5, 2020 12:00 - 1:00pm

Get to Know MEFA Pathway’s Student Features

MEFA Pathway provides a fun, engaging environment where students in grades 6-12 can plan for academic and career success. Join us for a walk-through of the site to learn the many tools, activities, and resources available to help students prepare for their future.

To request closed captioning on a webinar, please contact Lauren Patten at lpatten@mefa.org or 617-224-4856 at least one week in advance of the webinar

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May 14, 2020 12:00 - 1:00pm Live Webinar

Get to Know MEFA Pathway’s Counselor Tools

MEFA Pathway provides a fun, engaging environment where students in grades 6-12 can plan for academic and career success. Join us for a walk-through of the counselor portal to receive an overview of the features available to you as you guide your students.

To request closed captioning on a webinar, please contact Lauren Patten at lpatten@mefa.org or 617-224-4856 at least one week in advance of the webinar

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May 20, 2020 12:00 - 1:00pm Live Webinar

MEFA Pathway’s Loan Cost Estimator

Learn how to use MEFA Pathway’s Loan Cost Estimator to calculate estimates of a monthly loan payment and repayment total based upon a loan amount borrowed. You’ll also learn how your potential loan payment compares to your monthly salary based on your potential selected career.

To request closed captioning on a webinar, please contact Lauren Patten at lpatten@mefa.org or 617-224-4856 at least one week in advance of the webinar

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June 4, 2020 12:00 - 1:00pm Live Webinar

Get to Know MEFA Pathway’s Counselor Tools

MEFA Pathway provides a fun, engaging environment where students in grades 6-12 can plan for academic and career success. Join us for a walk-through of the counselor portal to receive an overview of the features available to you as you guide your students.

To request closed captioning on a webinar, please contact Lauren Patten at lpatten@mefa.org or 617-224-4856 at least one week in advance of the webinar

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June 10, 2020 12:00 - 1:00pm Live Webinar

Get to Know MEFA Pathway’s Student Features

MEFA Pathway provides a fun, engaging environment where students in grades 6-12 can plan for academic and career success. Join us for a walk-through of the site to learn the many tools, activities, and resources available to help students prepare for their future.

To request closed captioning on a webinar, please contact Lauren Patten at lpatten@mefa.org or 617-224-4856 at least one week in advance of the webinar

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June 16, 2020 2:00 - 2:30pm Live Webinar

Building & Updating a Resume with MEFA Pathway

Learn how to register for an account and build and update a resume with MEFA Pathway Your Plan for the Future, Massachusetts’ free college and career planning portal.

To request closed captioning on a webinar, please contact Lauren Patten at lpatten@mefa.org or 617-224-4856 at least one week in advance of the webinar

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MEFA Seminars

MEFA offers free seminars on a range of college planning topics. Visit MEFA's events calendar to find a seminar near you.

MEFA Seminars