The FSA ID is the username and password. The FSA ID has replaced the Federal Student Aid PIN and must be used to log in to certain U.S. Department of Education websites. Your FSA ID confirms your identity when you access your financial aid information and electronically sign Federal Student Aid documents. You must create a FSA ID, if you do not alrealy have one, before logging into fafsa.gov, The National Student Loan Data System at www.nslds.ed.gov, StudentLoans.gov, StudentAid.gov, and Agreement to Serve (ATS) at www.teach-ats.ed.gov. Please follow the steps below to create your FSA ID:
Step 1: Click the link to create a FSA ID when logging into one of the websites listed above. (Important: Only the owner of the FSA ID should create and use the account. NEVER share your FSA ID.
Step 2: Create a username and password, and enter your e-mail address.
Step 3: Enter your name, date of birth, Social Security number, contact information, and challenge questions and answers.
Step 4: If you have a Federal Student Aid PIN, you will be able to enter it and link it to your FSA ID. You can still create a FSA ID if you have forgotten or do not have a PIN.
Step 5: Review your information, read, and accept the terms and conditions.
Step 6: Confirm your e-mail address using the secure code, which will be sent to the e-mail address you entered when you created your FSA ID. Once you verify your e-mail address, you can use it instead of your username to log into the websites.
You can use your FSA ID to sign your FAFSA right away. You will be able to use your FSA ID to access the U.S. Department of Education's websites listed above once the Social Security Administration verifies your information in one to three days or if you have linked your PIN to your FSA ID.
Those who are interested in financial assistance must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) either electronically or by mail using a paper form.