YCBK1: Defining Success, Careful Now!
YCBK3: Fill in the Blank, My Kid Really Enjoys...

YCBK2: Every Kid Has a Passion: Ways to Find Them

In this week’s episode…

In the News (2:07): We discuss an article in The Washington Post that outlines how political moves out of Washington are affecting higher education, and where folks really need to be paying attention.

Danielle Douglas-Gabrielle
Washington Post
From caps on student loan amounts to the looming end of the loan forgiveness program, all eyes should remain especially on Pell Grant legislation as proposed cuts could drastically impact thousands of students. The article is entitled, “Here’s how Washington could shape higher education in 2018” (12/29/2017) and it is by Danielle Douglas-Gabrie of the Washington Post.
Williard Dix
Our second article this week deals with big data and its influence on college admissions. The article is entitled, “Big Data’s Influence On College Admission Is Growing” (12/27/2017) and it is by, Williard Dix who is a contributor for Forbes magazine.

This week’s book discussion (23:30) of chapter 2 from the book 171 Answers: to the Most-Asked College Admissions Questions answers the question: What Free Resources are There to Identify My Passions?.

171 Answers to the Most-Asked College Admission Questions
To help kids pick a major that they will enjoy, we discuss some great tools that will help kids define their passions and interests. Choosing the right major can ultimately save thousands of dollars in tuition. When students don’t have clear direction they jump from major to major, extending their time, and money, in college. (Length 15:20)

This week’s question (38:50) is from a very close friend of Anika’s who knows quite a few students who are struggling to stay in college for financial reasons.

Anika’s friend wants to know, what options are there for a current college student that would like to stay at their current college but they are really struggling to afford it. (Length 10:14)


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