There?s so much shorthand on the Student Aid Report (SAR). What do the acronyms stand for?


Below are a few terms you will encounter on your Student Aid Report (SAR), after submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

  • EFC - Expected Family Contribution
  • DNW - Discretionary Net Worth
  • IPA - Income Protection Allowance
  • PCA - Parents' Contribution from Assets
  • PC - Parents' Contribution
  • SIC - Dependent Student's Income Contribution

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