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.
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.