In this week's episode you will hear
In the News (8:51): an article from Forbes, “The Year’s Top Ten Educational Stories” by Michael Nietzel. Mark’s lifelong friend, Dr. Williams serves as the co-host for this episode. Mark and Dave discuss the first five of these big higher education news stories in this episode. (Length 34:12)https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaeltnietzel/2019/12/21/the-years-top-10-higher-education-stories/#8b5ab7941823
Chapter 107 of 171 Answers (43:03): Mark and Dave discuss, What are the most common mistakes students make on the FAFSA. This book chapter lists 23 of these mistakes and Dave and Mark discuss six of the 23. Mark helps us determine how our kids should go about understanding the academic requirements and steps that it takes to achieve the careers that they are considering. (Length 8:35).
This week’s question (51:38) is from a mom in California who asks, if my child attends a competitive high school and a college reads applications by school groupings, will that hurt my child’s chances of admission. (Length 20:26)
This week’s interview is with best-selling author and financial aid expert Mark Kantrowitz on the topic, "How and when you should appeal for more money if your financial aid award doesn’t meet your needs". Mark Kantrowitz has served in many impressive roles over the last three decades but he currently is the VP of Research and the Publisher of the website, “savingforcollege.com” In part 1 of our interview, Mark explains his background and he explains where his passion for scholarships and financial aid comes from Mark explains what special circumstances are Mark explains why colleges that charge a lot more are often the ones who are more willing to adjust their aid award Mark talks about some of the expenses that are unlikely to be grounds for a successful appeal for more money Mark talks about the difference between the FAFSA and the PROFILE and how this impacts the aid award a family receives (Length 27 minutes)
Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:29:23) Generation Z Unfiltered: Facing Nine Hidden Challenges of the Most Anxious Population by Tim Elmore
College Spotlight: Temple University: https://www.temple.edu/
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