The laws governing the Federal Student Aid (FSA) programs require that a person complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) to apply for federal grants, work-study, and loans. The Central Processing System (CPS) produces the Expected Family Contribution (EFC), the results of the eligibility matches, and information about aid history. Typically, the financial aid office is responsible for authorizing disbursements by awarding aid through the need analysis and packaging processes. Because applicants sometimes make errors on their application, there is a process for verifying applications and making corrections, called verification.
Visit FAA Access to start a student’s FAFSA form, correct a processed FAFSA form or continue working on a saved FAFSA form or correction. You can also view students' Student Aid Report (SAR) information, compare two Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR) transactions, enter identity verification results, and more.
Use the Federal School Code Search to search for colleges. If you don’t know the Federal School Code, you can instead search for the college or career school by selecting the state and entering the school’s name and/or city.