How to Create an FSA ID

What is an FSA ID?

The Federal Student Aid PIN can no longer be used to log in to a U.S. Department of Education website. You will now be required to use an FSA ID – username and password – to log in to fafsa.ed.gov, nslds.ed.gov, StudentLoans.gov, and StudentAid.ed.gov. Your FSA ID is used to confirm your identity when you access your financial aid information and electronically sign any Federal Student Aid documents.

Create Your FSA ID

Creating an FSA ID is a simple and quick process. For those who already have a Federal Student Aid PIN, you will be given the opportunity to link your PIN to your new FSA ID. To create an FSA ID, please click on the link below.

Create an FSA ID - fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm

Complete the following steps to create your FSA ID:

Step 1: Enter Log-in Information

Create a unique username and password, enter your email address, and confirm that you are 13 years of age or older.

Step 2: Enter Personal Information

Enter your name, social security number, date of birth, contact information, and your challenge questions and answers.

Step 3: Link Federal Student Aid PIN (If applicable)

If you already have a Federal Student Aid PIN, you can enter it and link it to your FSA ID. For those who do not have a PIN or have forgotten it, you can still create an FSA ID.

Step 4: Review Information

Review all of your information for accuracy, and then read and accept the terms and conditions.

Step 5: Confirmation

Confirm your email address using the secure code you receive in the email account you provided. Once you have verified your email address, you can also use it to log in to the websites.

What's Next?

Your FSA ID can be used immediately to sign a FAFSA. The Social Security Administration will need to verify your information before you can log in to any of the websites listed above. This will take one to three days. However, if you linked your PIN to your FSA ID, then you will be able to use your FSA ID to log in to the websites immediately. For additional help regarding the FSA ID, please visit StudentAid.gov/fsaid.

Important Tip: Only the owner of the FSA ID should create and use the account. Due to the sensitive information that can be accessed, it is very important that you never share your FSA ID.

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