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