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YCBK 99: What You Need to Know About the FAFSA [Transcript]

YCBK 99: What You Need to Know About the FAFSA

In this week’s episode you will hear

In the News (7:51): In this week’s news segment, an article from New York Times, “As Students Struggle With Stress and Depression, Colleges Act as Counselors”, by Brad Wolverton. This article dives into the efforts made by schools to address the increasing need for mental health services for college students. Wolverton shares several examples of how colleges are investing in their counseling staff and resources, forcing many schools to rethink their treatment strategies (Length 11:40).

Chapter 99 of 171 Answers (19:31): We are in Chapter 99 of 171 Answers and we’re talking through what you need to know about the very-important FAFSA.

171 Answers to the Most-Asked College Admission Questions
Anika and Mark each share five or six important things everyone should know about the FAFSA. (Length 10:18)

This week’s question (29:49) is from Gail from New Jersey and she wants to know if it is a bad strategy to apply to one school in the early decision round – and wait for that decision, before applying to other schools.

Anika begins by sharing her opinion and then Mark explains his view. Next, Anika and Mark share a bunch of questions we would like to ask Gail that are follow up questions to her question. (Length 13:30)

This week’s interview (43:19) Mark concludes his interview with Emily Griffin, Director of the Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning, at Amherst College in –

Emily Griffin
How can you evaluate and fully utilize a college’s career center. (Length 24 minutes)

Mark’s recommended resource of the week (54:17) is the book, “Enough as She Is” by Rachel Simmons. The subtitle is, “How to Help Girls Move Beyond Impossible Standards of Success to Live Healthy, Happy, and Fulfilling Lives”. Mark regards this book as one of the most profound books he has read in his life. He does something he has never done before, he implores every parent of a daughter and every college counselor to purchase this book and read this book.

College Spotlight (1:08:19): is Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island.

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