How Can You Find Out the School Code for Different Colleges?


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You can find college and university codes by entering the school name or state at the Free Application for Federal Student Aid website. The Information for Financial Aid Professionals website also contains code listings in Adobe PDF, Microsoft Word and Excel formats.

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The unique six-digit codes containing a letter and numbers are assigned by the U. S. Department of Education to schools participating in the Title IV federal student aid programs. A student applying for financial aid can use these codes to indicate which college financial aid offices should receive their financial aid application results.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid code list also contains detailed college information such as address, yearly tuition and fees, and graduation, retention and transfer rates. The site also provides information about whether the school is public or private or two-year or four-year. A student may use this information to compare up to 10 institutions at one time. The Information for Financial Aid Professionals lists include schools in the United States and its territories, as well as some international schools that participate in federal financial aid programs. The list is updated on the first day of February, May, August and November of each year.

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