YCBK 148: The Big College Expense: Mandatory Health Insurance

In this week's episode you will hear

In the News (13:12) : In this week’s news segment, an article from Forbes “The big college expense you probably didn’t know about and save for: mandatory health insurance”, by Bruce Brumberg. Colleges mandate students to not only have health insurance, but also that their plan has to meet the school’s coverage requirements. Colleges offer plans that can cost thousands for just one academic year and unfortunately are not doing well at informing families in advance of this additional, large cost. (Length 16 minutes)

https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucebrumberg/2019/07/23/the-big-college-expense-you-probably-didnt-know-about-and-save-for-mandatory-health-insurance/?sh=54441d874fc3

Chapter 148 of 171 Answers (29:17) : and we’re talking through the cheapest way to attend college, if families are flat broke.

171 Answers to the Most-Asked College Admission Questions
(Length 12 minutes)

This week’s Bonus Content (41:52) How COVID-19 is changing college admissions this year. Mark will discuss this over the next three weeks, so this is Part 1 of 3. (Length 16 minutes)

This week’s interview (57:42) Mark concludes his interview with Dr. Lisa Rouff in ‘Careers in Mental Health Therapy’.

Lisa Rouff
(Length 13 minutes)

Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:02:34) Mark’s favorite website for searching for scholarships is https://www.goingmerry.com/

College Spotlight (1:10:45): Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts (https://www.williams.edu/) (Length 27 minutes)

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