If your EFC is blank
The questions on the FAFSA are used to calculate your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The EFC measures your family’s financial resources and is used to determine your eligibility for federal student aid. Your EFC will be listed on your Student Aid Report (SAR). The EFC is a number that ranges from 0 to 99,999.
If an EFC does not appear, it may mean that the report is invalid. The SAR may be invalid if the FAFSA is missing a signature, or if some information appears to be incorrect; for example, the reported taxes paid is equal to or is more than the reported income earned. If this is the case, you may make a correction to provide the missing signature or adjust any confusing data. Your SAR will indicate what is missing or which data may be confusing. Contact us for help on these issues.