Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is a measure of your family's financial strength and is calculated according to a formula established by law. Your family's household size, taxed and untaxed income, assets, and benefits are all considered in the formula. *Please keep in mind that your EFC is not the amount of money your family will have to pay for college nor is it the amount of federal student aid you will receive. It is a number used by your school to calculate the amount of federal student aid you are eligible to receive.
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- What are AB 540 (Dreamer) students eligible for?
- I'm a Dreamer, How do you qualify for the California Community College Promise Grant?
- I'm a Dreamer, How do you qualify for CalGrant?
- Do I need an Federal Student AID FSA ID?
- I have received a Student Aid Report (SAR) via email, what do I do next?
- If I want to apply to more than one school, should I send another application?
- Can my parent sign my FAFSA application if I am considered a Dependent Student, but my parent does not have a valid Social Security Number (SSN)?
- How do I apply for an Federal Student Aid - FSA ID?
- Why am I considered a dependent student when I am not financially supported by my parents (And I file my own taxes)?
- Why has my FAFSA application been rejected?