What is a FAFSA School Code?

The Federal School Code is a six-character ID which can contain both letters and numbers. It is assigned by the US Department of Education to colleges participating in Title IV federal student aid programs. It is also known as a FAFSA Code, FAFSA School Code, or Title IV Institution Code.

If you want to apply for federal financial aid, including the Stafford Loan, Pell Grant, Perkins Loan, and work-study programs, you'll need to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).


Where is the code used?

The code is used on the FAFSA to identify the colleges you would like to receive your student aid information.

How do I get my school's code?

There are two ways to find codes on this site. The easiest way is to use the search field at the top of the page. Alternately, you can search by state or country at the bottom of the page.

How do I file a FAFSA application?

We recommend using a professional FAFSA Preparer to file your FAFSA. If you would prefer to file the application for free by yourself, go directly through the government.