On May 10, 2015, the FSA ID replaced the FAFSA Pin as the new login and electronic signature process that will be used by the Department of Education.  For students, parents and borrowers the FSA ID will be the electronic method used to apply for federal student aid and access any federal student aid records online.  To sign and access the federal financial aid systems, you will need to create a new FSA ID.  This will include both parents and students.  It also includes students and parents who have left school and are not applying for financial aid.

Review the list below.  This Information is needed before a person can logon and establish a FSA ID: 

  • Valid email address
  • User name
  • Password
    • Upper Case
    • Lower Case
    • Number
    • Special Character
  • Social Security Number
  • Birthday
  • Current Name on the Social Security
  • Current Federal Pin (if available)
  • Phone Number
  • Security Questions
    • 2 General Challenge Questions (System options)
    • 2 Personal Challenge Questions (Person creates both question and answer)
    • 1 Special date (Date other than birthday

Once you complete the input, you will submit the information.  An email will be sent to the registered email address with a confirmation security code.  The security code will need to be entered into the FSA ID system to complete the registration.

For the people who have a Federal Pin the approval verification is easier.  By having your Federal Pin, the verification is immediate since it was already verified.  If you do not remember your Federal Pin a person will need to verify their information.  It will take a few days to match the social security information.  This is similar to the Federal Pin method.  It is important that your social security information is up to date.

The FSA ID video will include:

  • Timing of the FSA ID
  • Reason for change
  • Impact for students, parents, and current borrowers

Here is the link to create the FSA ID:  https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm