YCBK 220: Merit aid for Early Decision applicants is murky

In this week's episode you will hear

In the News (15:58) : In this week’s “In the news” segment, Mark and Dave discuss a January 12th, 2022 article, by Ron Lieber that appeared in the New Times. The article is entitled, “College Merit Aid (or the Lack Thereof) makes Early Decision even murkier. Lieber has many legitimate concerns with the lack of transparency colleges have about when it comes to letting families know how much they will have to pay. Mark shares what he believes are the strongest arguments Lieber has, and he also shares a few points where he disagrees with Lieber. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/07/your-money/college-early-decision-northeastern-merit-aid.html (Length 24 minutes)

This week’s bonus content (39:54) It is Bonus content week for our question and Lisa looks at how accommodations for IEPs and 504 plans differ from college to high school: what you need to know to set your child up for a successful transition. (Length 28 minutes)

This week’s interview (1:07:10) Our interview is with Chris Gruber-Vice President and Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid at Davidson College-"How the pandemic forced Davidson to examine its own admission biases and make changes" Part 1 of 2.

Chris Gruber
(Length 31 minutes)

Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:24:08) Our recommended resource for episode 220 is the book, The Attack on Higher Education: The Dissolution of the American University

College Spotlight (1:38:02) : Our College Spotlight looks at, “Understanding Danish Universities” with International Specialist Kevin Newton (Part 1 of 2) (Length 22 minutes)

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