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

December 19, 2018  |  3:00-3:30pm 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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December 19, 2018  |  10:00-10:30am 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.

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December 19, 2018  |  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.

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January 14, 2019  |  10:00-11:00am 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. Please contact Lauren Patten at lpatten@mefa.org if you need live closed captioning for this webinar.

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January 23, 2019  |  10:00-11:00am 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. Please contact Lauren Patten at lpatten@mefa.org if you need live closed captioning for this webinar.

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January 29, 2019  |  10:00-11:00am Live Webinar

Having the College Cost Conversation with Students and Familie

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

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April 11, 2019  |  10:00-11:00am 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. Please contact Lauren Patten at lpatten@mefa.org if you need live closed captioning for this 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