Expected Family Contribution (EFC)

The Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is the amount you and your family are expected to contribute toward you education. It is calculated based on a formula called the "Federal Methodology" established by the U.S. Congress for the purpose of awarding Federal Student Financial Aid.

You can get a booklet called "Expected Family Contribution (EFC) Formulas," which describes how the EFC formulas are calculated, by writing to:

Federal Student Aid Information Center
P.O. Box 84
Washington, DC20044

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