ForumCategory: Financial AidWhat is my EFC?
Leigh asked 1 year ago

What is my expected family contribution and how do I figure it out?

1 Answers
Susanna de Chenonceau Staff answered 1 year ago

Hi Leigh!
EFC is your Expected Family Contribution which the government calculates immediately when you fill out the FAFSA for financial aid in October of senior year. The FAFSA is free, so never pay to do the FAFSA. Use the http://www.fafsa.gov site only. You can then take your EFC and plug it into each college’s Net Price Calculator, listed on their websites, and this will give you a pretty accurate idea of what that college will likely cost you.
Yay, college!
Susanna