Financial Aid Vocab Cheat Sheet
- The amount that the federal government believes your family can contribute to one year of college. Colleges use this, among other things, to determine financial need.
- The difference between Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and a college's Cost of Attendance (COA).
- A loan for which you don't have to demonstrate financial need, but you're responsible for the interest.
For more common terms you'll see throughout the financial aid process, check out this glossary from the U.S. Department of Education.
Our Office of Financial Aid will work with you to ensure you have access to the resources you need to pay for college. Our goal is to make sure all qualified applicants can invest in an education here.
If you have any questions about financial aid, need help filling out the FAFSA or encounter special financial circumstances your family is experiencing due to COVID, please contact your Financial Aid Counselor via phone or email. If you are unsure who to contact, you may send an email to finaidFREESXU to be transferred to the next available counselor.
Don't forget to list our FAFSA Code: 001768