Going to College: Dreams vs. Cost

Monday, March 22, 2010

University acceptance letter (flickr user jrkester (cc:by-nc-sa))

For this week’s family segment, we discuss a topic that’s on lots of teenagers’ and parents’ minds right now, as April 1st ticks closer: college acceptance. And how to balance hopes for a dream school versus the reality of what a family can afford.

Lisa Belkin, Takeaway contributor and Motherlode blogger for our partner The New York Times, shares her knowledge on what can be a very difficult subject for families to resolve.

And Helen Peng, a 17-year-old high school senior from Queens, New York, shares her hopes and anxieties as she waits for those college acceptance letters to arrive (ideally, with generous financial aid packages included).

Guests:

Helen Peng

Produced by:

Kristen Meinzer

Contributors:

Lisa Belkin

Comments [1]

Trey from Detroit

We're four years on, with indeed a graduating college senior (as John mis-stated twice), and George W.'s rotten economy is making this final semester almost as nervous for us as when our son *was* a 'high school' senior, four years ago.

Mar. 22 2010 08:58 AM

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