A Parent's Guide to Sex, Drugs, and Flunking Out: Answers to by Joel Epstein

By Joel Epstein

Tricky roommates. Alcohol and drug use. funds concerns. educational strain. aiding your college-bound baby make fit choices-in the midst of newfound freedoms and exceptional excesses-presents a completely new zone of parenting demanding situations. Joel Epstein, a student and chief within the box of post-secondary pupil affairs, deals mom and dad pleasant and sensible suggestion approximately helping their youngsters with the transition to varsity existence.

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While some families have become skilled at making themselves look as needy as possible to secure the most financial aid, challenging the way the EFC is calculated is not going to be successful. Although the FAFSA and CSS/Profile differ from one another in a number of ways, both expect contributions from the parents’ income and assets as well as from the students themselves. Under the federal formula, the parents’ contribution is calculated at roughly 6 percent of their cash, savings (other than retirement accounts), and real estate equity (other than a primary residence).

Comparing students who do not work to students who work a modest number of hours per week—no more than fifteen—the students who have paying jobs will, on average, • • have higher grade point averages graduate at a faster rate Student Employment—Will Work for Money • • 39 be less likely to drop out have important job skills to include on their resumes Why is this so? Some possible explanations are as follows: • • • Working students become better organized and manage their time better. Employment exposes students to more mentor-type relationships and increases interactions with “real world” people.

Edu) deals with the issue of students working during the academic year. Comparing students who do not work to students who work a modest number of hours per week—no more than fifteen—the students who have paying jobs will, on average, • • have higher grade point averages graduate at a faster rate Student Employment—Will Work for Money • • 39 be less likely to drop out have important job skills to include on their resumes Why is this so? Some possible explanations are as follows: • • • Working students become better organized and manage their time better.

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