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YCC Podcast Episode 37 – Missing The Middle Class From Ivy League Schools

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][mk_padding_divider][vc_column_text]Over the past half-century, many elite institutions have tried to adopt policies of ignoring financial considerations in admissions decisions; applicants’ ability to pay tuition should not impact the decision to admit or deny them. For elite schools that meet 100% of the demonstrated need, this can be an expensive admissions policy. More recently, a […]

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YCC Podcast Episode 36 – Financial Aid Appeals: What Are They & When Do You Use Them?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][mk_padding_divider][vc_column_text]Applying for financial aid, whether it’s federal aid from the FAFSA or institutional scholarships and grants from the CSS Profile, is a big part of preparing for college for many families. It can be a complicated and lengthy process, and even if you follow all of the steps, complete and submit everything on time, […]

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YCC Podcast Episode 35 – Why Even Go To College?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][mk_padding_divider][vc_column_text]With so many options to consider after high school–from online classes to trade schools to job experience to college to travel–what are the reasons to go to college today? Attending college may or may not be the obvious next step after high school. But given that Americans collectively owe more than $1.5 trillion in […]

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YCC Podcast Episode 34 – How To Prepare For The SAT and ACT

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][mk_padding_divider][vc_column_text]Taking the SAT or the ACT may be one of the most stressful times in a high schoolers’ experience. The pressure to perform well to end up with a good score is intense for many students. There are ways to reduce the anxiety, however, and be well prepared when it’s time to take the […]

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YCC Podcast Episode 33 – How to Choose a College Major

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][mk_padding_divider][vc_column_text]So many high school students feel some level of uncertainty or anxiety about choosing a college major, and it’s completely understandable. Most students have heard many times from teachers, parents and other adults that choosing a major in college is an important decision. It’s one of the first big independent decisions of your academic […]

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YCC Podcast Episode 32 – $100,000 for a year of college?It’s coming soon!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][mk_padding_divider][vc_column_text]Recently in the news, the University of Chicago projected to be the first U.S. university to cost $100,000 a year. By 2025, the cost of attendance at elite private colleges may reach the $100,000 mark, based on projections by The Hechinger Report using annual college cost growth rates from 2008 to 2018. That would likely make […]

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YCC Podcast Episode 31 – Student Data Privacy And Technology

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][mk_padding_divider][vc_column_text]The digital revolution has changed the way people learn. Understanding how to interact with the digital tools, networks and social media platforms of the Internet is critical to students today. Schools, libraries, museums and community centers are upgrading technology so young people can access digital tools throughout the day, creating new opportunities to learn […]

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YCC Podcast Episode 30 – Financial Aid: FAFSA vs. CSS Profile

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][mk_padding_divider][vc_column_text]For high school students getting ready for college, applying for financial aid is often a big step in the process. Applying for financial aid requires filling out forms: the FAFSA and the CSS Profile. What are these forms and how do you fill them out correctly? We will answer this in this episode of […]

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YCC Podcast Episode 29 – Many Students Qualify For Financial Aid and Don’t Realize

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][mk_padding_divider][vc_column_text]In this episode, we wanted to cover financial aid for college. Financial aid applications begin in October, with many students in the US submitting forms in hopes of getting money for college. However, many families think they won’t qualify due to income levels being to high—and that’s not always the case! Listen in as […]

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YCC Podcast Episode 28 – Homeschooling Your High Schooler: Tips For Getting Into College

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][mk_padding_divider][vc_column_text]1.6 million students in the US today are homeschooled. It’s a trend that is growing due to online schools and more parents wanting to offer options or have flexibility for their children. In this episode, we discuss the challenges and opportunities for students that are homeschooled in high school. Listen in to learn what […]

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