Applying For Aid

Expected Family Contribution (EFC)

The information you provide on the FAFSA is used by the Department of Education in a formula to determine Your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The EFC is the approximate amount you and your family should be able to help pay your educational costs.

Expected Family Contribution (EFC)

The FAFSA information and EFC are sent to University Scholarships and Financial Aid Services (USFAS) to determine your financial need for need based financial aid programs. USFAS determines your Cost of Attendance (COA) for the semesters you will be attending USF. Your COA minus your EFC determines your Financial Need.

USFAS uses your financial need to award you need based financial aid funds (excluding Federal Direct Unsubsidized, PLUS and/or GradPLUS loans) for the school year.