Expected Family Contribution

Your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is a number used to determine your federal financial aid eligibility. It is based on information about your family's resources and its ability to contribute toward your cost of attendance. Your EFC figure is determined by an objective, congressionally approved need analysis formula. It is not the amount of money that your family must provide. 

All data used to calculate your EFC comes from the information you provided on the FAFSA. Your family's income (taxable and untaxed) and assets are considered in determining your EFC. Your family size and the number of family members who will be attending a college or career school are also considered.

Your EFC is used in this equation to determine your financial need.

Determining Financial Need

Financial need is a student's calculated eligibility for financial assistance which is determined by subtracting the EFC (Expected Family Contribution) from the COA (Cost of Attendance).

Many types of financial aid are awarded on the basis of financial need. Financial aid in the form of grants, loans, scholarships and federal work study can be awarded to meet your financial need. Most federal student aid programs are awarded based on financial need except for Federal Direct Unsubsidized Student Loans.

Cost of Attendance

The cost of attending KCKCC for a full academic year (Fall and Spring terms) includes estimated amounts for full-time tuition, fees, books, supplies, and room and board, plus a modest amount for personal expenses and transportation. For financial aid purposes, estimated costs are used. Tuition and fees are subject to change based on the action of the KCKCC Board of Trustees.

Direct Costs include tuition and fee charges and the cost of books and supplies. Additional course fees are also included. For more information on additional course fees visit the the special fees section for course fees. The average cost of required books and supplies needed for classes for a full-time enrollment is estimated to be $500 per semester.  For exact pricing information for purchasing or renting both new and used books, visit the KCKCC College Bookstore website.

Direct Cost

Go to our Tuition and Fees webpage for current rates.

Indirect Costs

include nine-months of living expenses that includes:

  • Room and Board - $11,400
  • Transportation - $3,340
  • Miscellaneous Expenses - $6,092

Go to our Student Housing Cost webpage for current rates.


If students have questions regarding financial aid, please contact the Student Financial Aid Office at:

7250 State Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66112