FAFSA School Code Finder Page

Learn more about the FAFSA School Code Finder Page, the Federal School Codes for the top 10 universities, and more

TCM Staff

18th August 2020


FAFSA is a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, which performs as key to the treasure chest of national financial assistance for an institution.

Federal School Code Search can be used to search for colleges that a student is interested in, including FAFSA known as FAFSA School Code. Students can obtain comprehensive college information, such as education and payment amount and graduation charges, and associate that data to a maximum of 10 colleges at a time.

The Federal School Code for top 10 schools

The Federal School Code (also known as a Title IV Institution Code) List is a switchable text in PDF and Excel arrangement. This list will be restructured on the first of February, May, August, and November of each year

If the student can’t find the selected school using the Federal School Code list form, one can use the name, or a substring or acronym of the name, or just the city and state.

Smart match option can be used; it takes twice as long; however, it is efficient and recognizes common spelling fault, acronyms, and other name differences.

Below are the Federal School codes for the top 10 schools in the U.S are as follows:

U.S News Rank

Title IV Institution Code






Princeton University





Harvard University





Massachusetts Institute of Technology





Yale University





Stanford University





University of Chicago





University of Pennsylvania





Northwestern University





Duke University






Johns Hopkins University



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Filling the FAFSA online

Electronically filing the FAFSA form is more beneficial and offers

  • A faster improvement times

  • Automatic error correction

  • Online help

  • Ease of use

  • Income valuation tools, when taxes aren’t done yet

  • Recovery tools that get information directly from the IRS

How do I find the high school code?

Following steps can help students to find out high school code

Step 1 – Student need to select the state where the school is located from the provided list of states

Step 2- School’s name or keyword(s) of the school name needs to be entered in the School Name text box, however, this field is optional

Step 3 – Students need to enter the location of the school. Students who have selected a foreign country as the state needs to leave this field empty(optional)

Step 4 – Sorting attribute needs to be given according to which the list should appear i.e. Best Match, School name, School city

Step 5 - Click on Next icon in the lower part of the high school code search page

How do I find foreign schools high school code?

Step 1 - Select Foreign Country from the drop-down box in the State field.

Step 2 - Leave the City field blank.

Step 3 - Type the School Name keyword(s).

Step 4 - Click Next.

How can I make my search narrow?

When too many results pop up to sort through, it can be lessened by using optional fields. These fields include city, school name.

When multiples codes appear for a school respective to departments and programs, the student must select the one that closely matches the searched file.


Federal School Code finder page is used to search colleges that interest you including FAFSA information about the college such as tuition and fee money, graduation rates, and also compare these details with 10 other colleges at a time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1.1) What is a FAFSA Preparer?

    A FAFSA Preparer is a person or service that charges a fee for assistance in the preparation and filing of a FAFSA application. With the help of them, the FAFSA form filling becomes easier, and a less tedious process.

  • 2.2) Will I be notified if my FAFSA is accepted?

    It typically takes 3-5 days to process an Application that was submitted online. A paper FAFSA is processed within 7-10 days from the date it was mailed. If you provide a valid e-mail address on your FAFSA, you will receive an e-mail notification that includes a link to your electronic Student Aid Report (SAR) at FAFSA on the Web. If you did not provide a valid e-mail address, the Social Security Number you included in your FAFSA did not match the one on file for you with the Social Security Administration, or you did not sign your FAFSA, then you will receive a paper SAR through postal mail. You can check FAFSA on the Web to see if your application was processed, even if you did not submit the application online.

  • 3.3) How many schools can I list on my FAFSA?

    You can list up to 10 colleges on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Once you receive your Student Aid Report (SAR), you can make the information available to more than 10 colleges through one of the options listed below. Each option will allow the college to receive an electronic copy of your SAR, and you will also receive an updated SAR. Option 1: Click Login on the home page and log in to your FAFSA account. You will be given the option to Make FAFSA Corrections. Remove some of the colleges listed on your FAFSA, add the additional school codes, and submit the corrections for processing. Option 2: Call the Federal Student Aid Information Center and have them add the colleges for you. When you call, you must provide the DRN from your SAR or confirmation page. Option 3: If you have a paper SAR, you can replace the colleges listed on the SAR with other colleges, and mail the SAR back to Federal Student Aid. Note that the paper SAR allows you to change up to four colleges - not all 10.

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