This section permits you to list up to six schools that you are
interested in attending. The Department will send your information to all the
schools listed. You should list each school's Federal School Code. List the
school you are most likely to attend first. If you want information sent to more
than six schools, there are several ways to make sure all the schools receive
- You can give your Data Release Number (DRN), printed on the Student Aid
Report (SAR) you receive after submitting your FAFSA, to a school. The school
will use your DRN to get a copy of your application information electronically.
- You can list six schools on the application, wait for your SAR to arrive in
the mail, and then correct the SAR by replacing some or all of the original six
schools with other schools. After the application is processed, you may also
send a letter to the Department's processor requesting changes in the list of
schools; in this case, all six schools from the original application will be
replaced with the schools you list in the letter. Corrections made at the same
time as changes made to the original list (or later) will not be sent to the
schools that have been replaced with new schools.
- You can call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800/433-3243
to request changes to the schools to which the SAR was sent. You must receive
your SAR before requesting these changes.
- You can give a photocopy of your SAR to any school that participates in the
federal student aid programs.
- You can use your PIN to make corrections to your FAFSA over the web at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov
The Department's processor will send data to only six schools at
a time for one student. For example, if you originally listed six schools on the
application and then replaced all six with new schools by changing your SAR,
only the second set of six schools would get data from this correction. If you
then made other corrections, only the second set of schools would get the
Questions 88-99 (even) Federal School Code - The
Department assigns a number called a Federal School Code (previously called a
Title IV School Code) to each school qualified to disburse financial aid. For a
school to receive your application data, you must list the school's Federal
School Code or name and address. The FAFSA will be processed faster if you write
in the Federal School Code and the name of the school. These codes are not in
the FAFSA instructions; they are provided in the "Federal School Code
List" that the Department sends to high schools, colleges, and public
libraries each fall around the same time the FAFSAs are distributed. The
Department also makes this list available on the web. You can find a link to the
Federal School Code List at http://www.ed.gov/studentaid
The Federal School Code is always a six-character code that
begins with "0" (zero), "G," "B," or
"E." Foreign schools may qualify to disburse aid, but some may not
have Federal School Codes.
If you cannot get the Federal School Code, write in the complete
name, address, city, and state of each college you are interested in attending.
Write clearly. It is very important to write the correct city and state or
Federal School Code so that your college can be identified. If a college is a
branch campus, include the complete name of the branch. Also, indicate if it is
a specific part of a university, such as the law school.
By answering the questions in Step Six and signing the FAFSA,
you give permission to the U.S. Department of Education to provide your
application information to the college(s) listed. You also agree that any aid
you are awarded will be used for educational purposes only, as stated on the
application. Colleges will use your FAFSA information to help estimate the
amount of your financial aid package. You should not write in the name of a
college if you do not want it to receive your information. If you leave these
questions blank, the Department will not send your application information to
Questions 88-99 (odd) Housing Plans - For each school
listed, enter the expected housing code for your housing plans at that school:
enter "1" for on campus, "2" for off campus, and
"3" for with parents. Continue in the same way for all schools listed
if you are applying to more than one college. Do not write more than one college
and housing code on each line.
Courtesy of: "Completing the 2000-2001
FAFSA," from the U.S. Department of Education