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Provocative college admissions and motivational insight that helps parents and schools create two- and four-year college graduates with minimal debt.

On To College Podcast (Formerly John Baylor Prep) OnToCollege with John Baylor

    • Education

Provocative college admissions and motivational insight that helps parents and schools create two- and four-year college graduates with minimal debt.

    Mind the Gap Year

    Mind the Gap Year

    Summer is the time to create student passion. Here’s how-- without spending much. The Gender Gap is Real. Here’s one reason girls outperform boys in school. The Gap Year— a great strategy for students seeking their passion before starting college.

    • 19 min
    Is College Too Pricey?

    Is College Too Pricey?

    What is the biggest concern for families and students? Debt. Don’t let it happen to you.

    Is College Too Expensive? Some say yes. We say, “Only for uninformed college shoppers."

    College should not created indebtedness— it should create financial freedom. Here’s how.

    • 19 min
    Scholarship Strategies that Work

    Scholarship Strategies that Work

    7 Ways Parents Can Get Ready for College & where to find those scholarships. 4 Ways to maximize scholarships. Don’t be confused. How to calculate that financial aid offer.

    • 19 min
    Midwest Colleges Cost Less

    Midwest Colleges Cost Less

    Lessons learned by this year’s seniors— don’t do this if you’re applying to colleges and on a budget. Merit aid is rare if you apply to schools on the East or West Coast. Plus, Midwest Colleges cost less. Where can you find merit-based aid (think midwest)?  And an elite engineering college for under $20k a year: The Webb Institute.

    • 19 min
    Job One: Fix Student Apathy

    Job One: Fix Student Apathy

    20% of U.S. States have an average ACT score below 20.0. It’s not intelligence-- it’s effort. Let’s attack student apathy. Here’s how to attack student apathy at home and in schools, & OTC’s 3 keys to getting into a selective college: have a productive passion, write about it well, have your recommendations cover it. An affordable, strong, Big Ten University: Nebraska. And how driverless cars make a two-or four-year degree more important than ever: don’t get scared, get prepared.

    • 20 min
    Negotiate Your College Offers

    Negotiate Your College Offers

    Becoming a two or four-year college grad with minimal debt is a choice,  Yes, it’s feasible and critical. Yes you CAN negotiate that college offer. Here’s how.
    The 4 keys to successful college negotiations: prepare, determine your annual budget, have leverage, respectfully negotiate a lower net cost.

    • 20 min

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