Financial Aid: Expected Family Contribution (EFC)

The Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is the amount of money the student and/or family can be expected to contribute toward the student’s educational costs. Information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used to calculate the EFC. This calculation considers a family's taxed and untaxed income, assets, benefits, family size, and the number of family members who will attend college during the year.

The EFC, in conjunction with the Cost of Attendance (COA), is used to determine a student’s financial need and aid eligibility.