Pell Grant EFC

The expected family contribution, also known as EFC, score determines if you qualify for a Pell Grant and other federal financial aid.  The lower your score is, the higher the changes are that you will be eligible to receive a Pell Grant.  In order to receive an EFC score, you must complete and submit the FAFSA application online or through paper.

Once the Department of Education has calculated your EFC score, you and your schoolís financial aid office will receive the SAR, Student Aid Report.  Your Student Aid Report (SAR) summarizes all the information you provided on your FAFSA. Your SAR will contain your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) in the upper right-hand portion of the SAR. You might not get an EFC if additional information is needed to process your data. Your Data Release Number (DRN) will also be on the SAR and youíll receive information about the status of your PIN if you applied for a PIN during the FAFSA on the Web signature process.
You will receive your SAR by e-mail within 3-5 days after your FAFSA has been processed if you provided an e-mail address when you completed your FAFSA online. This e-mail will contain a secure link so you can access your SAR online at any time.  If you didnít provide an e-mail address when you applied then you will receive a paper SAR by mail within 7-10 days after your FAFSA has been processed. The Department of Education will automatically send your information to the schools you listed on your FAFSA.

The Below EFC Calculator will determine the total Pell Grant award amount you will receive for the upcoming school year..

Pell Grant Calculator





Once the Department of Education disburses the Pell grant to your school, your schoolís financial aid office will pay any outstanding tuition and school fees that you may owe for the upcoming school year.  Any remaining Pell Grant award amount will be disbursed to you either by check or direct deposit into your savings/checking account.
Pell Grant Requirements