YCBK 169: Nearly Half of Parents Don’t Want Kids Going Straight to 4-Year College

In this week's episode you will hear

In the News (15:25) : n this week’s news segment, an article from The Hechinger Report “Poll Nearly half of parents don’t want their kids to go straight to a four-year college”, by Jill Barshay. Fewer American parents are dreaming of sending their kids off to a four-year college immediately after they graduate from high school, signaling both a deepening political divide over the value of higher education and a shift in public sentiment toward career training. (Length 29 minutes)

Poll: Nearly half of parents don’t want their kids to go straight to a four-year college

Chapter 169 of 171 Answers (44:30) : why it is important to utilize your advisor and their knowledge.

171 Answers to the Most-Asked College Admission Questions
(Length 14 minutes)

This week’s question (58:04) Jennifer from Oklahoma wants to know how her son’s limited time that is dedicated to football will look to admissions officers, even though he is not interested in playing at the college level.

Question
(Length 19 minutes)

This week’s interview (1:17:47) Mark kicks off his interview with Mark Kantrowitz -The New Simplified FAFSA – Part 1 of 4

Mark Kantrowitz
(Length 11 minutes)

Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:28:58) Mark’s favorite book if you want a comprehensive book to cover all things money related with paying for college: Paying for College, 2021: Everything You Need to Maximize Financial Aid and Afford College. (Length 11 minutes)

College Spotlight: N/A

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