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What is an EFC or an Expected Family Contribution?

The U.S. Department of Education uses the information you and your student provide on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) formula established by law to calculate your EFC.

The EFC formula considers the reported family income and assets and makes adjustments based on the number of household members and the number of those members other than parents who are in college. The Federal Central Processing System (CPS) electronically provides your student's processed FAFSA data and EFC to the Department of Financial Aid. Please note that your student's EFC does not represent an amount of money owed to the University.

Your student's Established Financial Need (EFN) is the difference between your student's Cost of Attendance (COA) at the University of West Georgia and your student's EFC. Your student's EFC is a primary determinate of your student's potential eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant.