What is the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC)?

General Financial Aid

We expect you and your parents to contribute to your educational costs at a level that is realistic.

To determine your eligibility for federal aid funds, we rely on the EFC generated using the Federal Methodology via your FAFSA.  To evaluate your need for Dartmouth scholarship funding, we also consider additional information obtained via the CSS Profile to determine a fair family contribution.  Your total Family Contribution will be subtracted from Dartmouth’s Cost of Attendance to determine the amount of your financial aid award.