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National Public Education Financial Survey, NPEFS
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) welcomes data respondents to the 2020 National Public Education Financial Survey (NPEFS).  The NPEFS survey is a key component of the U.S. Department of Education's Common Core of Data (CCD), an annual collection of basic information about the nation's public elementary and secondary schools.

NPEFS collects state-level school finance data derived from the administrative and fiscal records of the 50 state education agencies (SEAs), the District of Columbia, and five outlying areas under U.S. jurisdiction (Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, and American Samoa).

The NPEFS survey is a voluntary survey conducted annually by NCES and the U.S. Census Bureau. NCES sponsors the survey, while the Census Bureau serves as the primary data collection agent. NCES and the Census Bureau are authorized to collect NPEFS survey data by Congress through section 406(b) of the General Education Provisions Act (20 U.S.C. 1221e-1) and Title 13 United States Code, Section 8b respectively.

Using this website, NPEFS respondents can submit/edit survey data, complete the fiscal data plan, and upload or download any files necessary for data submission.  This website also houses the Crosswalk System, where NPEFS respondents can "crosswalk" their state account code data to the NPEFS format required for submission to NCES.

For questions regarding the survey, please visit the FAQs or contact appropriate NPEFS staff.
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