Can I use FAFSA on the Web to estimate my Expected Family Contribution (EFC)?

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Yes. You can use FAFSA on the Web to calculate your estimated Expected Family Contribution (EFC). You can also use the FAFSA4caster tool accessible from the FAFSA on the Web home page.

The estimated EFC is printed on the confirmation page when you complete and submit your application.

After your application is fully processed, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) with your official EFC.

Note: Neither your estimated EFC (on the Confirmation Page) nor your official EFC (on the SAR) is 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 college to calculate the amount of federal student aid you are eligible to receive.

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