Posted Date: November 1, 2019

Author:  Federal Student Aid

Subject: 2020-21 Federal School Code List of Participating Schools (November 2019)

We are pleased to announce the availability of the initial 2020-21 Federal School Code (FSC) List of Participating Schools. The Federal School Code List contains the unique codes assigned by the Department of Education for schools participating in the Title IV federal student aid programs. Students enter these codes on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form to indicate which postsecondary schools will receive the processed application results.

The Federal School Code List of Participating Schools is available electronically as a Microsoft Excel (XLS) file. In addition to the Federal School Code search that is already available on, the XLS file provides you with the most current FSC information available in a searchable format. An updated XLS file is posted on a quarterly basis.

Submitting Updates to FSC Information

FSC information must be kept current. 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 FSC 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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