Expected Family Contribution (EFC)

A measurement of your family's financial strength towards educational expenses during one academic year. It is an estimate, not the amount a family is expected to pay. The EFC is calculated using information that you will provide on the FAFSA and a formula established by law. A family's income, assets, benefits, size, and the number of children attending college are all considered in calculating an EFC. UNO uses the EFC to determine financial need. Your EFC can be found on the first page of your paper Student Aid Report (SAR), or at www.fafsa.ed.gov.