EFC CalculatorThis Expected Family Contribution (EFC) calculator will help you estimate the amount of college costs that colleges and government will expect you to pay from family resouces, including savings and borrowing. The result from this calculator is not your "official" result (you'll get that when you complete the FAFSA), but it is accurate enough for planning purposes. Please note: we do not collect or save the data you enter into this form.
This calculator estimates the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) for a single year, so please supply annual figures for student and parent income. The form also asks you to supply information about student and parent assets, household size, number of family members in college, type of income tax returns filed and other factors. The calculator uses this information to calculate an estimate of your EFC.
Caveat: Although this calculator implements the Federal Need Analysis Methodology, the EFC figures may differ from those used by private colleges. In most cases they will be very close to the official figures, if not identical to them.
Each section of this form includes more detailed instructions for the items in that section. For help with a particular question, click on the question mark (?) adjacent to the field label.
After you've completed the form, please remember to press the "Calculate" button at the bottom of the form.
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