College: An Investment in Your Future.
Finding the right financing for your education is critical. You may not know where to begin. That's where we come in. Financial aid forms and rules can be overwhelming! No worries. We know them, and we are here to help you through the process.
Financial Aid Makes College Affordable
The financial aid system believes that anyone should be able to attend college, regardless of financial circumstances. It is intended to make up the difference between what you and your family can afford to pay and what college costs. More than half of the students currently enrolled in college receive some sort of financial aid to help pay for their college costs.
Here's how the system works: Students and their families are expected to contribute to the cost of college. If a family is unable to contribute the entire cost, financial aid is available to bridge the gap.
The EFC: What it is and What it Means
- EFC stands for "Expected Family Contribution."
- Everyone's EFC is different, based on their family financial situation.
- Your EFC is determined by the federal government using data you provide on the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) forms
- Using federal guidelines, our department also uses your FAFSA forms to find out if you are eligible for grants, scholarships, loans and possibly even work study.