YCBK 111: Forced into Marriage for Financial Aid

In this week's episode you will hear

In the News (8:53) : an article from Huffington Post, "I Was Forced To Get Married To Finish College. Here’s Why And What Has To Change", by Samantha Huls. Estranged from her parents and as an only resort, Huls married her boyfriend to declare herself as an independent to secure federal financial aid. (Length 12:07)

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/dependent-college-financial-aid_n_5d8b8575e4b01c02ca622de5

Chapter 111 of 171 Answers (21:00): We are in Chapter 111 of 171 Answers and Mark and Anika discuss the three different sources of money for college.

171 Answers to the Most-Asked College Admission Questions
Mark also discusses the various ways merit scholarships are meted out (12:23).

This week’s question (33:23) is from Suzie in Brazile and she wants to know how to best position international students for American universities.

Question
Suzie had a series of questions, so rather than do a deep dive into one question, Anika asks Mark all seven questions that Suzie has. (Length 17:58)

This week’s interview (51:21) Mark kicks off his interview with Edan Shahar,

Edan Shahar
Founder and CEO of Test Innovators, in ‘What is misunderstood about standardized testing’, Part I (Length 22 minutes)

Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:02:12) is the College Scorecard (https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/)

College Spotlight (1:14:12): College spotlight: Whitman College (https://www.whitman.edu/)

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