In this week’s episode you will hear
In the News (17:52) : In this week’s news segment, an article from The New York Times, “The ‘Public’ in Public College Could Be Endangered”, by Kevin Carey. As the pandemic drills deeper into the budgets of public institutions, states are having to take even more drastic approaches to funding. Mark and Dave discuss what the consequences of states reducing their appropriations to colleges would mean for students and for colleges. (Length 23 minutes)
If you really enjoyed this topic, we also discussed the impact state cuts are having on Episode 97. Here is a link to that episode: https://yourcollegeboundkid.com/2019/12/05/ycbk-97-why-is-efc-so-important/
Chapter 123 of 171 Answers (40:01) : Mark runs down what he really thinks about the Parent PLUS loan.
This week’s question (1:06:27) is from Josie in FL, and she wants to know how having multiple kids in college at the same time impacts what she will have to pay for college for each student.
This week’s interview (1:18:12) is with Carmen Chavez, a 12th grader from Miami, in: Reflections on my college admissions process, Part III.
Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:25:52) Recommended resource 1: The Chronicle of Higher Education is tracking what each school’s plans are for the fall. They have an alphabetized list of schools with a hyperlink taking you to their plans and the best news is, they are updating it pretty much every day. Here is the link: https://www.chronicle.com/article/Here-s-a-List-of-Colleges-/248626. Recommended resource 2: Parent Loan Repayment Calculator https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/loans/parent-loan-repayment
College Spotlight (1:39:55) : Drexel University (Drexel.edu) (Length 31 minutes)
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