How Federal Student Financial Aid is Determined

Data you provide on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be analyzed according to federal, state and institutional guidelines. A formula established by the United States Congress will be used to determine the Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The EFC number is used to determine Pell Grant eligibility for undergraduates. It is also used in an equation to determine your financial need(undergraduates and graduates).

Cost of Attendance
- Expected Family Contribution
- Other Outside Resources
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Need