If college is in the near but not immediate future and you want to estimate your family’s EFC, you can use the FAFSA4caster here to do so. But if you want a more accurate estimate and you have your tax documents handy, use the actual 2014-2015 FAFSA worksheet to do it. That is available here. Make sure you use the right worksheet:

  • Formula A is for dependent students
  • Formula B is for independent students without dependents other than a spouse
  • Formula C is for independent students with dependents other than a spouse