Applying For Financial Aid
Getting your FSA ID.
The FSA ID has replaced the Federal Student Aid PIN. The main reason the U.S. Department of Education has stopped using the PIN is to increase security for your personal information.
The FSA ID is a username and password that you use to log in to U.S. Department of Education websites such as: fafsa.gov, nslds.ed.gov, studentloans.gov and studentaid.gov. This FSA ID is used to sign legally binding documents electronically and view your personal aid information. It is very important not to share this FSA ID with anyone! Sharing your FSA ID could put you at risk for identity theft.
You and your parent (if you are a dependent student) must apply for the FSA ID. It is best to set up your FSA ID prior to completing the FAFSA®, however, it is not required. The FAFSA® will prompt you to set up your FSA ID at the very end.
Click here to create your FSA ID online now so you can be ready to file your FAFSA®!
The FAFSA® is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The FAFSA® is the key to being considered for all types of federal student aid: Grants, Loans and Work-Study. Before completing the 2019-20 FAFSA®, it is best to have a few items ready:
Social Security Number
Drivers license number or state identification
2017 Federal tax return OR estimated income
All 2017 W-2s
Dependent students must also have parent(s) social security numbers, date of birth, 2017 W-2s and 2017 Federal tax returns OR estimated income.
If you are having difficulty in filing your FAFSA® or setting up your FSA ID, attend a free FAFSA® workshop. Click here for dates and times for a FAFSA® workshop near you.