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Summary: Update Your Federal School Code Information by September 30, 2008 for Initial 2009-2010 Federal School Code List of Participating Schools

Publication Date: September 5, 2008

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

Summary: Update Your Federal School Code Information by September 30, 2008 for Initial 2009-2010 Federal School Code List of Participating Schools

Posted on 09-05-2008

Federal Student Aid is preparing the initial 2009-2010 version of the Federal School Code List of Participating Schools and would like to remind all schools that school information must be kept current. Please verify your Federal School Code (FSC) name, address, and contact information on the Electronic Application for Approval to Participate in the Federal Student Financial Aid Programs (E-App) Web site (http://eligcert.ed.gov), and update the information as necessary. To ensure your changes will be incorporated in the upcoming initial list for the 2009-2010 Award Year, please make your updates no later than September 30, 2008.

The information you submit on the E-App Web site will be used to update the Federal School Code List of Participating Schools and will also be added to the FSC File on FAFSA on the Web (http://www.fafsa.ed.gov). Applicants for federal student aid use these lists to find the Federal School Code(s) of the school(s) they want to include on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Note: As we have informed you in the past, the Federal School Code List of Participating Schools is only available electronically; we no longer distribute the list in hard-copy format. This year we will be providing it electronically in PDF and Microsoft Excel (XLS) format. In addition to the Federal School Code search that is already available on FAFSA on the Web, the electronic files 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 file will be posted.

The initial electronic 2009-2010 Federal School Code List of Participating Schools will be available November 1, 2008 on the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site (http://ifap.ed.gov). It will also be posted on the National College Access Network (NCAN) Web site (http://www.collegeaccess.org/NCAN/).

Submitting Updates to FSC Information

To update your FSC information, go to the E-App Web site (http://eligcert.ed.gov). 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: 09/04/2008