Segment 1: : Seniors- Yes, there’s still time to get to the right, affordable college next fall. Here’s how.
Segment 2: Seniors- Here are two of so many examples of affordable four-year colleges still available to you: Dakota Wesleyan and Dakota State.
Segment 3: Juniors- The journey begins. Here’s the simple game plan for winning the college admissions game over the next twelve months
Segment 1: The reason qualified applicants often don’t get into their top selective college: the essay. Here’s how to write a better one.
Segment 2: How the online ACT differs from the paper ACT test.
Segment 3: Rural Ohio high schools demonstrate that expecting college graduation from all students improves all academic outcomes— quickly. Check out Reaching Higher, John’s book on this very topic at OnToCollege.com.
Segment 1: JB met these great restaurant waiters, hard-working high school students who need to realize that they have more affordable options than community colleges.
Segment 2: 529 College Savings Plans— the good and the bad. Get started early.
Segment 3: Another great college saving vehicle: Roth IRAs. Use both— Roths and 529s.
Segment 1 - Know your college’s CDR— don’t dare join the 11%! CDR: a critical measure to know before saying YES to any college.
Segment 2 - Tough love— all parents need to have the Money Talk with their teens. Here’s how.
Segment 3 - Good and bad U.S. News Study Tips and The Canadian Options— excellent colleges up north for less than $30k per year.
Segment 1: Timely To-Do List for High School Seniors. Take care of these tasks ASAP.
Segment 2: The Secretary of Education wants to celebrate two-year colleges. It’s about time.
Segment 3: Three Ohio Colleges I love: Ohio Wesleyan, Denison, and Wooster— each a New England Liberal Arts Education for just 1/2 or 2/3 the price.
Segment 1: Seniors— tactics now to avoid remedial classes next year.
Segment 2: 529 College Saving Plans— why you should join the 14% of families who use them to pay for college.
Segment 3: Robots are pushing out lower level jobs, a key reason why two- and four-year degrees with minimal debt are so critical.
Segment 1: How the Automation Revolution dramatically increases the relevance of school. Nathan Hunt, an automation consultant, talks with JB
Segment 2: Automation— don’t get scared, get prepared. Automation increases the need for education.
Segment 3: Automation is only Step 1 towards AI, which will make education even more important for our students.
Segment 1: How to market that athletic skill into a full scholarship— especially Olympic, non-revenue sport athletes
Segment 2: The uncommon athletic skill that gets boys a full scholarship (this may amaze you), and another great value college: Hastings College.
Segment 3: Listen to CEOs— the liberal arts major is highly valued and, ultimately, well paid.
Segment 1: The Evidence is in: Smart Phones are an Enemy to Learning. What schools and parent now might do.
Segment 2: A value college that graduates students on time with a transformative degree: Nebraska Wesleyan
Segment 3: One reason to apply to at least seven colleges: smaller schools, like Nebraska Wesleyan, often have discretion to increase aid offers and lower the family’s cost.
Segment 1: Stories of real students who became savvy college shoppers and got their reward: the right college at the right price
Segment 2: Is your high school senior indecisive? Here are two great, affordable strategies for him or her.
Segment 3: Ten more affordable colleges for non-residents, further debunking the myth that four-year colleges have to cost too much.