NCES Code : What is an NCES code and where can I verify them?

An NCES code is a school or school district’s unique identifier, much like the BEN.  An NCES code is assigned by the National Center for Educational Statistics and is used to correlate particular school characteristics such as student population, locale, etc.  When adding a school entity in this section, the form will pre-populate an NCES code for you.  Please verify that NCES code here to ensure USAC has the correct NCES code for your school and district.