209: Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream

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My guest for this first episode is Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab, Professor of Higher Education Policy & Sociology at Temple University, author of Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream. On this episode we discuss:

  • Why has paying for college become such a problem?
  • Which students are most impacted by needs insecurity and why don’t students tell their stories of struggle?
  • How is the current financial aid system broken, and what are some solutions?
  • How can students avoid getting into debt without getting a degree?
  • Advice for students currently applying
  • A really specific way that you, dear listener, can make a difference.

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Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream

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