Posted Date: June 2, 2009

Author: William Leith, Service Director, Program Management, Federal Student Aid

Subject: Update Your Federal School Code Information by June 30, 2009

Federal Student Aid is preparing the quarterly update 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 update of the list for the 2009-2010 Award Year, please make your updates no later than June 30, 2009.

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 are 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 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 updated electronic 2009-2010 Federal School Code List of Participating Schools will be available August 3, 2009 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.

   

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