The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) may be free of charge, but mistakes can be extremely costly! Hundreds of thousands of these applications are submitted incorrectly each year. Check out our FAFSA Tips and Tricks to learn how to avoid those mistakes.

About The FAFSA

The FAFSA uses the Government's methodology for determining your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). This is determined as a function of yours and your parent’s assets, income and financial situation as a whole. This EFC is then subtracted from the Total Cost of Attendance at each school where you apply, to yield your financial need at that school:

Financial Need = Expected Family Contribution (EFC) – Total Cost of Attendance (TCOA)

You may want to use a FAFSA Calculator online that will allow you to estimate your EFC and subsequent financial need. It is important to understand your financial need because it represents a ceiling for Federal Student Aid. After your first year of college, be sure to complete a FAFSA Renewal to renew your eligibility.

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More Information

  • FAFSA Calculator - A FAFSA Calculator to calculate financial aid and the student's Expected Family Contribution (EFC) for 2014 (2014 - 2015 academic year).
  • FAFSA Money - Information about getting FAFSA Money and submitting your FAFSA to get all available money.
  • FAFSA Tips and Tricks - Tips and Tricks for the FAFSA Financial Aid Application affecting your EFC, Adjusted Gross Income, and Assets.
  • FAFSA Renewal - Information about the Renewal FAFSA Financial Aid Application and your Expected Family Contribution (EFC), used to obtain Federal Student Aid.
  • FAFSA Help - Get FAFSA Help and information about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) from Go Financial Aid.
  • Dependency Status - Dependency Status for financial aid purposes as described on the Free Applications for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • FAFSA EFC - Information about the FAFSA EFC or FAFSA Expected Family Contribution, including how to change your FAFSA EFC and how to reduce your FAFSA EFC.
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