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U.S. Department of Education, Federal Student Aid, Program Compliance, School Eligibility Service Group, School Participation Management Division

Index


 

Introduction

Introduction to the "Application for Approval to Participate in Federal Student Financial Aid Programs"
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Help

Additional help to assist you in completing the electronic application
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Login Help
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Section A
 

Questions 1-9
Questions 10-12
Questions 13-14

General questions
CEO, chief financial officer, and financial aid director
Correspondence recipient and application contact
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Section B
  Questions 15-16
Question 17
Accreditation and flight certification
State authorization
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Section C
  Questions 18-21 Institutional control and structure
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Section D
  Questions 22-24
Question 25
For-profit institutions
Other entities owned
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Section E
  Question 26
Question 27
Question 28
Education programs that you are requesting be eligible to participate in federal student financial aid programs
Ineligible institution agreements
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Section F
  Questions 29-30 School locations
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Section G
  Questions 31-34 Correspondence courses, ability-to-benefit students, and incarcerated students
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Section H
  Questions 35-40 Initial applications, reinstatements, and change in your ownership or structure
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Section I
  Questions 41-46
Questions 47-57
Foreign institutions
Foreign graduate medical schools
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Section J
  Question 58 Third-party servicers/Ability to benefit tests and testers
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Section K
  Questions 59-71 Administrative capability and financial responsibility
Reporting of Foreign Gifts, Additional Contacts and Relationships
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Section L

Please have the appropriate person in authority review, sign, and date this document
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Section M

A list of documents which must be sent separately to ED

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Submit
Application


After you have completed all of the necessary sections of the application, you must click here to submit the application to ED

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Display
Application


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PPA/ECAR

Display your Program Participation Agreement (PPA) and Eligibility and Certification Approval Report (ECAR)
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Application Status

Check on the status of your application
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Glossary

Words and phrases used in the "Application for Approval to Participate in Federal Student Financial Aid Programs"
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Listing for Question 15

Recognized Accrediting Agencies
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Listing for Question 27

Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Codes
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Privacy Act
Disclosure Notice 
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Application in
PDF format 

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Initial Applicants Instructions for schools that have never applied for Title IV certification
 

  OMB No. 1845-0012 Exp. Date 12/31/2016 
  Department of Education, Federal Student Aid 
  Program Compliance
Technical and Business-Support Service Group
830 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20202-5402 
  Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) 
  Questions and comments should be emailed to School Participation Division