Expected Family Contribution — The Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is a measurement of your family's financial strength, and is used to determine your eligibility for need-based federal and state financial aid during one school year. You receive an EFC based on the processing results of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act application. Your EFC can be found on the first page of your paper SAR, or online at fafsa.gov. For Dream Act applicants, the EFC is on your California Aid Report (CAR) or online in WebGrants4Students.