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EFC CALCULATOR

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You’ll notice that parts of the site look a little different and that four tools – EFC Calculator, Net Price Calculator, Compare Awards and Financial Aid Tracker – are temporarily unavailable. This is because we are currently in the process of updating and improving the site. We apologize for any inconvenience.

These four tools will be available later this year. Until then, we encourage you to use the available and newly designed tools and resources, including over 2,000 college profiles, Scholarship Finder, College Search, College Chances, and over 200 articles to help you make informed decisions on your way to college.

Knowing your Expected Family Contribution is the first step in understanding how much college will cost.

Find out how much colleges expect you to contribute

Your Expected Family Contribution is the amount your family will be expected to contribute toward your college costs. Colleges use the EFC to determine how much financial aid you are eligible for and to develop your financial aid package.

Estimate the amount of financial aid you will receive

Once you know your EFC, you can estimate the amount of financial aid you are eligible for at any college: Simply subtract your EFC from the college's total cost of attendance. Once you know how much financial aid you may receive, you can begin to compare the cost of attending different colleges.

Compare the cost of attending the colleges you are considering

You may be surprised at what you learn! College A may cost more to attend than College B — but you may be eligible for more financial aid at College A, making it as affordable as College B!

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Thank you for visiting CollegeData!

You’ll notice that parts of the site look a little different and that four tools – EFC Calculator, Net Price Calculator, Compare Awards and Financial Aid Tracker – are temporarily unavailable. This is because we are currently in the process of updating and improving the site. We apologize for any inconvenience.

These four tools will be available later this year. Until then, we encourage you to use the available and newly designed tools and resources, including over 2,000 college profiles, Scholarship Finder, College Search, College Chances, and over 200 articles to help you make informed decisions on your way to college.