The Federal Student Aid Handbook and other general (not program-specific)
publications are mailed to your school address as provided on the E-App for Schools.

How to review, change, or add addresses for general SFA mailings, using the E-App for Schools site.

NOTE: We are anxious to receive your address changes as soon as possible. If you edit other information on the E-App that requires review by the School Participation Division, it will delay the processing of your address change. Therefore, we suggest that you ONLY update your address when you logon to the E-App. If you need to update other information, please make those changes on a different day.

  1. Go to the E-App at http://eligcert.ed.gov .
  2. Review the instructions for the new sign-on procedures before you begin.
  3. In the left menu, click on Questions 1-9 under Section A.
  4. Log onto the E-App.
  5. In Question 1, scroll down and select "Update Information. The purpose of this application is to update information about the institution." by entering a check mark in that box.
  6. In the first drop down box below the check-marked box, select and highlight "GEN LIST UPDATE-98" from the pick list.
  7. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on "OK/Save Data."
  8. You will be taken to Section A3. View Question 13, which asks, "To whom do you wish us to send all ongoing correspondence and publications concerning federal student financial aid?" (For many schools this is the same address as the school's financial aid office.)

    To update your school's mailing address:

    1. Edit the address. Note: If you select "Check here if this is the same person", the contact information will not automatically appear in the form fields.
    2. Scroll down to "Please select one of the following 3 actions:"
    3. Select "Check here if you are satisfied with your entries on this page." by entering a check mark in that box. (This box will already be checked as this is the default selection.)

    If you do not need to update your school's mailing address:

    1. Scroll down to "Please select one of the following 3 actions:"
    2. Select "Check here if you do not want to update your data or start an application. (Use this option if all you wish to do is review your data.)" by entering a check mark in that box.


  9. Click on "OK/Save Data".
  10. You will be taken to Section F, where you can view your school's additional locations in Question 30 by clicking on "Update/Review Location."
    To update the mailing address of your school's additional locations (NOTE: please do not update the business street address for your additional location(s):
    1. Scroll down to "Would you like to receive mailings from the Department at this location?" If you want to receive the Federal Student Aid Handbook and future publications at this additional location, select "Yes." (You can specify a separate mailing address later if necessary.) If you do not want to receive the Federal Student Aid Handbook and future publications at this additional location, select "No."
    2. If you selected "Yes," but would like to specify a separate mailing address that is different from the business street address, select "If you checked 'Yes' above and the mailing address is different from the address above, then check here and provide the mailing address below." by entering a check mark in that box. Enter the mailing address in the fields that follow.
    3. Scroll down to "Please select one of the following 3 actions:"
    4. Select "Check here if you are satisfied with your entries on this page." by entering a check mark in that box.
      If you do not need to update the mailing address of your school's additional location(s), select "Check here if you do not want to update your data or start an application. (Use this option if all you wish to do is review your data.)" by entering a check mark in that box.
  11. Select "Submit Application" by entering a check mark in that box.
  12. Click on "OK/Save Data."
  13. Click on "Submit Application" to finish the process -OR- if you have made no changes, simply close the browser window.

We will automatically send the Federal Student Aid Handbook and other technical publications when they are printed to the address you report in question 13 and to any additional addresses you report in question 30.

Updated November 13, 2006