Supporting Families through College Financing Webinar

Updated: Nov 29, 2021


Blackstone Valley Education Foundation now provides support and educational opportunities to families as well as students and educators as a result of a new partnership with Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA). On October 27, 2021 a college financing webinar, exclusively for families and educators of BVEF member school district, provided the 170 registered attendees with information and clarity on the entire college financial aid application process. Presenter, Julie Shields-Rutyna, Director of College Planning, Education, and Training, addressed all aspects of the financial aid process including: filling out applications, types of financial aid, the factors that determine your aid eligibility, how colleges determine the amount of aid to offer and the details of financial aid offers. An After the College Acceptance webinar is scheduled for April, 2022.



Some testimonials from attendees:


"Excellent presentation …. it brought together previous presentations by filling in some of the gaps that existed."


"Great information and timelines to help keep us on track."