On May 10, 2015, the Department of Education replaced the FSA PIN (also known as FAFSA PIN) for both students and parents with the FSA ID. The FSA ID can be created and used on various Department of Education websites, including fafsa.gov, nslds.ed.gov, and StudentLoans.gov.
The FSA ID is a username and password that you must use to log in to certain U.S.. Department of Education websites. Your FSA ID is used to sign legally binding documents electronically. It has the same legal status as a written signature. Don't give your FSA ID to anyone - not even someone helping you fill out the FAFSA. Sharing your FSA ID puts you at risk of identity theft.
Students and parents of dependent students need an FSA ID. The FSA ID is used to electronically sign the FAFSA. Parents who have more than one child attending college can use the same FSA ID to sign all applications. Each student will need his/her own FSA ID. Please Note: Each FSA ID user must have a unique email address.
You can create an FSA ID when logging into certain ED websites, including this one. Create an FSA ID now.
The FSA ID process consists of three main steps:
No. Only the owner of an FSA ID should create the account. The FSA ID serves as a legal signature and should not be shared with anyone.
No. Prior to the implementation of the FSA ID, you may have created a password when starting a FAFSA. This FAFSA password was used to save a partially completed FAFSA or FAFSA correction and return to it later. It was also used to share a FAFSA between a parent and child who were not together geographically. If you created a password for a FAFSA or FAFSA correction, you should enter that password when you are asked for your Save Key. Your FSA ID password is not the same as the former FAFSA password or the Save Key.
For more information regarding the FSA ID, please visit https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out/fsaid#how .
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