In this week's episode...
In the News (2:30): "Feeling Suicidal, Students Turned to Their College. They Were Told to Go Home', a recent article written in the New York Times by Anemona Hartocollis. Mark and Anika discuss the mental health pressure students are under and the dilemma that colleges face about how to handle when a student is struggling with serious mental health challenges on campus. (Length 9:15)
Chapter 39 of 171 Answers (Length 11:45): Mark is breaking down the history and the various sections of the ACT standardized test. Mark and Anika also compare and contrast the ACT and the SAT. (Length 7:00)
This week’s question (18:45) asks what would happen if a former spouse is listed as the custodial parent on the FAFSA application because that spouse make less money, even though the child lives with the parent that makes more money. (Length 7:45)
This week’s interview is with Brennan Barnard (26:30) is Part 1 of 3 with Brennan Barnard. Brennan is a prolific writer, writing for the Washington Post, Forbes and the Huffington post, but Brennan also serves as the Director of College Counseling at the Derryfield school in New Hampshire. Mark and Brennan worked for months on coming up with a list of 20 common mistakes that parents make in the college process and they share seven of those mistakes in part 1 of 3 of this interview. (Length 23:50)
Mark’s recommended resource of the week (45:42) is The FAFSA Walkthrough by Step Up Utah. You can access this 24 minute walkthrough on YouTube.com