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Picking (and paying for) the right college
Jan 26, 2021

Picking (and paying for) the right college

When there's pressure from everyone around you to get your child into an elite college, are you really going to stop and ask: "Wait, what can we afford?" New York Times columnist Ron Lieber has some tips to help think it through. And, Biden's coming executive moves on climate.

Segments From this episode

Biden to announce executive actions on fighting climate change

A New York Times report says Biden's order will eventually ban new drilling leases on federal land.
The coming executive actions are a start, but in order for Biden to meet the ambitious goals he’s set on climate change, he’ll need legislation passed by Congress.
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How to pay less for college: Merit aid

If you don’t qualify for need-based financial aid, merit scholarships might be the answer.
Parents may want to impress outsiders by getting their child into a prestigious college. “But what other people don't understand,” says New York Times columnist Ron Lieber, “is whatever financial constraints you may be operating under."
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Music from the episode

Nights Interlude Nightmares On Wax

The team

Victoria Craig Host, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Jay Siebold Technical Director
Brian Allison Engineer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director
Rose Conlon Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer