YCBK 186: Simple FAFSA pushed back to 2024

In this week's episode you will hear

In the News (13:50) : In this week’s “In the news segment, a June, 2021 Washington Post article by Daniel Douglas Gabriel about how the Simplified FAFSA will no longer be implemented in 2023. Mark and Dave discuss what the Simplified FAFSA is and they have a dialogue about what the implications of this change will be. (Length 12 minutes)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2021/06/11/education-department-delays-fafsa-changes/

This week’s question (25:56) Mark and Lisa discuss a question from Michele in Michigan who wants to know whether colleges will take into consideration a few lower than average grades that were caused because of the disruptions that covid brought on.

Question
(Length 23 minutes)

This week’s interview (48:30) This week’s interview is with a student, Kristen Mosley, a student at Spelman College. Student worked diligently to win 10 outside scholarships.

Kristen Mosley
In Part 3 Kristen discusses the following topics: (1) Kristen talks about what she is doing to win scholarships while she is in college, (2) We discuss sweepstake scholarships, (3) Kristen talks about her experience targeting scholarships from places of worship, (4) Kristen breaks down all of her scholarships that she won, (5) Kristen talks about something so important that my interview would not have been complete if this topic didn’t come up, (6) Kristen tells us about what makes Spelman special to her, (7) I put Kristen on the ‘hot seat” and we get to know Kristen outside of the college search. I close by asking Kristen if her GPA was a 2.8 would she have still won scholarships (Length 23 minutes)

Mark’s recommended resource of the week (58:02) https://www.collegevine.com, a tremendous free resource for many things including a college admissions calculator and live streams.

College Spotlight (1:11:23) : College of Charleston https://cofc.edu (Length 49 minutes)

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