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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).

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