Summary: Closed School and School Code Searches on the Web
Author: ODAS - Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary - SFA
Posted April 16, 1998
TO: Financial Aid Administrators
FROM: Diane Rogers
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary
Student Financial Assistance Programs
SUBJECT: Closed School and School Code Searches on the Web
We are pleased to announce the availability of a new Web resource in our "Financial
Aid for Students" area.
Students and financial aid administrators can now instantaneously identify and
document the closed status of postsecondary schools on-line. This can be used to
confirm whether the student is eligible for cancellation of a student loan received at a
school that closed while the student was enrolled. In addition, if your school is still
requesting financial aid transcripts from its transfer students (rather than using the
NSLDS), a closed school check will establish whether a financial aid transcript can be
obtained from the student's previous school(s).
For more information about the effect of school closure on student eligibility, please visit
our new Web site at:
To go directly to the closed school search page, use the following Web address:
SCHOOL CODE SEARCH. We have also updated our database of school codes, and
added an improved search feature that identifies the school whether the user types in
the school's full name or its name as abbreviated in the print copy of the School Code
List. You may also find a school's name and address if you by typing in the code for
that school. (Many of our users have requested this feature.)
You may visit the school code search page at:
The school code search page is currently the second most popular Web page on the
Department's Web site, with over 600,000 visits in February and March. Only the ED
Home Page itself has received more hits in that period.
We hope that you and your students find these enhancements useful.