4037718056_8cf0749201_bThe Family Contribution, also referred to as Expected Family Contribution (EFC), is used to calculate how much financial aid you are eligible to receive. The EFC is based on the financial information you provided on your financial aid application(s) (i.e. income, assets, number in household, siblings in college, etc.). It is not the amount of money your family will have to pay for college, nor is it the amount of aid you will receive.