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Summary: Availability of Updated 2008-2009 Federal School Code List of Participating Schools

Publication Date: May 1, 2008

Author: William Leith, Acting General Manager, Application, Operations and Delivery Services, Federal Student Aid

Summary: Availability of Updated 2008-2009 Federal School Code List of Participating Schools

Posted on 05-01-2008

Federal Student Aid is pleased to announce the availability of the updated electronic 2008-2009 Federal School Code (FSC) List of Participating Schools on the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site ( The list will also be available on the National College Access Network (NCAN) Web site (

The Federal School Code List contains the unique codes assigned by the Department of Education to schools participating in the Title IV federal student aid programs. Students enter these codes on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to indicate which postsecondary schools will receive the processed application results.

As noted in the electronic announcement posted on August 24, 2007, the Federal School Code List of Participating Schools is only available electronically as a PDF file for the 2008-2009 award year. We will no longer distribute the list in hard-copy format. In addition to the Federal School Code search that is already available on FAFSA on the Web (, the PDF file will provide you with the most current FSC information available in a searchable format. We will remind you quarterly to update your FSC information, after which an updated PDF file will be posted.

Submitting Updates to FSC Information

To update your FSC information, go to the Electronic Application for Approval to Participate in the Federal Student Financial Aid Programs (E-App) Web site, located at Click on “Update your Federal School Code Addresses which are used by the FAFSA” on the left side of the page under the “Other Features” section.

Note: A school can only have one city and state for each FSC. In addition, changes to the FSC File do not update your school's name or address in any other U.S. Department of Education database. If you need to change the “Official Name or Address” of your school, you must submit an “Update” application through the E-App Web site.

Contact Information

We appreciate your assistance in keeping your school's Federal School Code information up to date. For help with the E-App Web site, contact the Federal Student Aid School Participation Team for your state. Please see the E-App home page for the phone number of your School Participation Team.

Last Modified: 04/30/2008