The results provided by this Quick EFC calculator are only an approximation of the Federal EFC figure that is calculated when you file the FAFSA form. If you need a more accurate calculator use Finaid’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC) calculator, which implements the Federal Need Analysis Methodology.
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