should I get a summer job

<p>If I get a summer job this summer and I work for about 3 months, would this increase our EFC for next year's FAFSA? And would outside scholarships ever be able to reduce student contributions?</p>

<p>You can make up to about $3000 before it begins to affect your EFC.</p>

<p>really? where does it say this? this is exciting.</p>

<p>FinAid</a> | Professional Judgment | Income Insufficient to Support Family</p>

<p>Typically outside scholarships do not reduce your EFC or your student contribution. Yes...get a summer job.</p>

<p>Part of the "Expected Family Contribution" calculation is an "Expected Student Contribution", generally achieved via summer employment.</p>