Financial Aid Services Center

Expected Family Contribution (EFC)

The EFC represents the financial support you and your parents (if their information was required on the FAFSA) are able to provide for your educational costs based on the data you reported. The EFC is the same regardless of the school you attend. The EFC is determined by the information you reported on your FAFSA and is based on several factors, such as: income, assets, number in the household, and the number attending college. Contact the Financial Aid Department if corrections need to be made, or to request a reevaluation of your aid eligibility if your income has changed significantly since completing your FAFSA.

Expected Family Contribution (EFC) Changes:

If you or your family experienced a significant change in the ability to pay for educational expenses since you filed the FAFSA, your EFC may be revised. For instance, if a parent loses or changes a job and it will significantly decrease family income, or if your parents have extraordinary expenses that will impact their ability to pay for educational expenses, contact the Financial Aid department for assistance.