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

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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January 23, 2020 12:30 - 1:30pm Live Webinar

New MEFA Pathway Feature, Learn About MA State Benefits

Join us to learn how MEFA Pathway’s MA State Benefits cost savings feature can benefit you!

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 28, 2020 12:30 - 1:00pm Live Webinar

New MEFA Pathway Feature, The Expected Family Contribution Calculator

Learn how to use MEFA Pathway’s new tool the Expected Family Contribution calculator, to get an estimate of the amount your family can pay for college costs for one academic year.

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 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 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