Publication Date: June 2002
Author: General Manager: FSA Student Channel
Summary: ACTION NEEDED BY JULY 16, 2002, IF YOU WANT TO CHANGE HOW YOUR SCHOOL IS LISTED IN THE FEDERAL SCHOOL CODE FILE FOR 2003-2004
Posted on June 11, 2002
Revised on October 9, 2003
SUMMARY: ACTION NEEDED BY JULY 16, 2002, IF YOU WANT TO CHANGE HOW YOUR SCHOOL IS LISTED IN THE FEDERAL SCHOOL CODE FILE FOR 2003-2004.
Dear Financial Aid Administrator:
We are contacting you to confirm that your school name and address is listed correctly in the Federal School Code file located at: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/fotw0304/fslookup.htm
Please review your school name, city, and state, and email any changes to email@example.com. This letter explains what you should do to update your information, and who to call if you have questions.
Why we're sending this message
The Federal School Code (FSC) List is being updated for the 2003-2004 processing cycle. Applicants for federal student aid use this list to find the codes of the school(s) they wish to attend and include the codes on their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). When a FAFSA is processed, the student aid information is sent to the school(s) the applicant listed on the FAFSA.
Applicants may get the FSC List from high schools, libraries, and postsecondary schools, from EDExpress, and on the FAFSA on the Web site at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov
What you should do
If your school's name, city, and state, as shown in the FSC file at the link above, have not changed, you DO NOT have to do anything.
If your school's information has officially changed, you must update your Program Participation Agreement before we can change it in the FSC file. To do this, go to the Department's Web site at http://www.eligcert.ed.gov Your Current User Name is "ED" plus all 8 digits of your OPE ID. Your password is "ED" plus your 9-digit Tax Identification Number (TIN).
If you need your information in the Federal School Code file updated, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with "FSC Update" in the subject line.
If you do not want your school code listed in the Federal School Code file, please send an email to email@example.com with "FSC Inactivate" in the subject line. Make sure to include your school code, school name, as well as your name and phone number where you can be reached if questions arise.
NOTE: A school can only have ONE city and state per Federal School Code. In addition, changes to the FSC file does not change your school's name or address in any other U.S. Department of Education database. Attachment 1, at the end of this message, shows the valid length for address fields as well as some standard abbreviations if you need to use them.
Also, please verify that the type of Federal School Code you use is correct: The following are the current code types:
0 (zero) = You participate in the Pell Grant program
G = You participate in the FFEL program but not in the Pell Grant program
B = You participate in Campus-based programs only
E = You have an ED-assigned code as an authorized branch campus
To ensure we receive your changes in time to incorporate them into the 2003-2004 Federal School Code List, please reply by e-mail no later than July 16, 2002.
Your assistance in updating the 2003-2004 Federal School Code List is appreciated. If you have any questions about this letter, please contact CPS/WAN Technical Support at 800/330-5947.
FEDERAL SCHOOL CODE FILE LENGTHS
The following indicates the number of characters in each address field on the Federal School Code File:
Field Name Length INSTITUTION NAME 35 STREET ADDRESS 35 ADDRESS 2 35 CITY 23 STATE 02 ZIP 05
ACADEMIC ACDMC DESIGN DSGN ACADEMY ACDMY DESIGNER DSGNR ADMINISTRATION ADMN DIRECTOR DIR ADMINISTRATOR ADMNSTR DISTRICT DIST AGRICULTURAL AGRCLTL EASTERN ESTRN AMERICAN AMERCN EDUCATION EDUC ANESTHESIOLOGY ANSTHSLGY ENGINEERING ENGRG ARCHITECTURE ARCH FEDERAL FED ARTIST ART FINACIAL FNCL ARTISTIC ARTSTC FREEWAY FWY ASSISTANT ASSIST GOVERNMENT GOVT ASSOCIATE ASSOC GRADUATE GRAD ASSOCIATED ASSOCD HIGHWAY HWY ATLANTIC ATL HOSPITAL HOSP AVENUE AVE INDUSTRIAL IND BEAUTY BTY INSTITUTE INST BOULEVARD BLVD INTERSTATE INTSTE BUILDING BLDG LEARNING LEARN BUSINESS BUS MEDICAL MEDCL CAMPUS CMPS MUSIC MUSC CAPTIAL CPTAL NATIONAL NATL CAPITOL CPTOL NORTHWESTERN NWN CENTER CTR OFFICE OFC CHERRY CHRY OSTEOPATHIC OSTEOPTHC CLASSIC CLSC PACIFIC PAC CLINIC CLNC PARKWAY PKY COAST CST PHARMACY PHARM COASTAL CSTL PLACE PL COLLEGE COLG ROUTE RT COMMUNITY CMNTY SCHOOL SCHL CONCORURSE CONCRS SCIENCE SCI CONGRESS CNGRS SECRETARIAL SECL COORDINATOR COORDNTR SOUTHERN STHRN CORNER COR SQUARE SQ COSMETIC CSMTC STATE STAT COUNTRY CNTRY TECHNOLOGICAL TCHNLGCL COUNTY CNTY UNIVERSITY UNIV CREEK CRK WESTERN WSTRN