Roughly one-third of teenagers have summer jobs, according to the Pew Research Center. Some of these jobs may make you very familiar with the letters "SPF." But every working student should know a different abbreviation to avoid getting burned: EFC. While you may be working to help pay for college, the money you earn could affect the financial aid you receive. Here's how. INCOME AND FINANCIAL AID Every student who wants federal financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. Colleges use this information to calculate how much a student and their family can pay for school. This is known as the expected family contribution , or EFC. The EFC considers the income and assets of parents and students. In general, those with more money pay more money — and may not qualify for more desirable aid as a result. "Typically, students with higher EFCs won't be eligible for need-based money," says Lauren Brantley , an eAdvisor for the College Advising Corps , … [Read more...] about Will a summer job burn your financial aid for college?
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Chestnut Hill College will be hosting a free psychology panel discussion on the highs and lows of life in a stepfamily on Friday, May 3 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. at the college’s SugarLoaf Campus. Attendees will hear from four of the field’s foremost experts as they share what they have learned about helping stepfamily members face some of the common – and not so common – challenges associated with being part of a “blended family.” Following the discussion, the audience will also have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A session with the experts. Registration for “An Evening with the Experts” is open now. The four stepfamily experts presenting at the event are: • Scott Browning, Ph.D., a professor of psychology at Chestnut Hill College• Patricia Papernow, Ed.D., the author of “Surviving and Thriving in Stepfamily Relationships: What Works and What Doesn’t”• Brad van Eeden-Moorefield, Ph.D., an … [Read more...] about Attend a free panel discussion on stepfamilies at Chestnut Hill College
By Jade Scipioni Published March 12, 2019 College Planning FOXBusiness Facebook Twitter Comments Print video Millennials react to the criticisms of their generation The Gibson Collective co-founder Ally Brito, Millennial Politics founder Nathan Rubin and FBN's Kristina Partsinevelos respond to some of the negative perceptions of millennials. Over the years, millennials have been labeled as the "fall guy" for many brands and products losing their luster. Continue Reading Below Everything from canned tuna and low homeownership to the death of American cheese have all been directly linked to adults ages 18 to 35 turning their noses up at the traditional staples. MORE FROM FOX BUSINESS MILLENNIALS BLAMED FOR KILLING THESE BUSINESSES PROCESSED AMERICAN CHEESE IS DYING, HERE'S WHY Now, the largest U.S.-based textbook publisher, Cengage, says traditional printed college textbooks are poised to be next. … [Read more...] about The next thing millennials are set to kill? College textbooks
Before co-founding the unicorn company Calm, Michael Acton Smith ran the online gaming company that created Moshi Monsters, a U.K. sensation. Here's his story. Hayden Field Published 9:30 am CST, Thursday, February 7, 2019 Acton Smith Acton Smith Photo: Alexander Will Photo: Alexander Will Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Acton Smith Acton Smith Photo: Alexander Will From $0 to a $1 Billion Valuation in 7 Years: How the Co-Founder of the Calm App Pivoted From Online Games to Meditation 1 / 1 Back to Gallery This story was originally published on Oct. 19, 2018, and has been updated. In this series, The Gambit, Entrepreneur associate editor Hayden Field … [Read more...] about From $0 to a $1 Billion Valuation in 7 Years: How the Co-Founder of the Calm App Pivoted From Online Games to Meditation
UC Berkeley students, from left, Ben Truong, Surabhi Yadav, Erik Phillip, Zachary Chao and Andre Balthazard, talk about solutions in the “Hacking4 Local: Oakland” course at UC Berkeley’s Blum Center in Berkeley, Calif., on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. The students are part of the 25 students enrolled in a class that tries to help solve the Bay Area’s housing shortage, prevent wildfires in the East Bay hills and slow climate change. The teaching team uses the “lean startup” method that has become a well-known roadmap for building a company quickly and efficiently. (Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group) Steve Weinstein, center, the founder and CEO of MovieLabs and the co-founder of KineTrope, whose background spans technology, product development, and entertainment, talks to UC Berkeley students, from left, Prasad Gaikwad, Ronald Ayllon and Kevin Zhang during the “Hacking4 Local: Oakland” course at UC Berkeley’s Blum Center in Berkeley, … [Read more...] about Solve the Bay Area housing crisis, fight climate change and more, all while earning college credit