Beginning with the FAFSA year, 2024-25 the Student Aid Index, referred to as SAI, replaces the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) formula utilized in previous years. The SAI calculator will require many of the same factors as the EFC calculator has historically required.
What is the Student Aid Index (SAI)?
It is a formula that allows colleges and school financial aid offices to determine federal student aid the student would receive if they attended the school. The SAI calculator below allows students, parents and educators to enter required components and view the potential outcomes that will be viewed by the schools and financial aid offices.
Student Aid Index (SAI) Calculator
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