We are pleased to announce the availability of the updated 2020-2021 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, and is posted on a quarterly basis. This XLS file provides you with the most current FSC information available in a searchable format. There is also search functionality available in fafsa.gov.
Submitting Updates to FSC Information
School name and address information must be kept current. If your school's name or address has changed, you must submit an “Update” application through the Electronic Application for Approval to Participate in the Federal Student Financial Aid Programs (E-App), located at https://eligcert.ed.gov. This information will be used to update the Federal School Code List of Participating Schools.
If you wish to customize how your school’s name or address appears in the Federal School Code List of Participating Schools, go to the E-App Web site. 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, and provide the custom information.
Note: A school can only have one city and state for each FSC.
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.