Federal Student Aid ID
Important information about your Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID)
The FSA ID — a username and password — has replaced the Federal Student Aid PIN and must be used to log into certain Department of Education websites.
Your FSA ID confirms your identity when you access your financial aid information and electronically sign Federal Student Aid documents.
If you do not already have an FSA ID, you can create one when logging in to www.fafsa.gov, the National Student Loan Data System www.nslds.ed.gov, www.studentLoans.gov, www.studentaid.gov, and Agreement to Serve at https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/launchTeach.action.
Follow the step below to create an FSA ID:
Step 1: When logging in to one of the websites listed above, click the link to create an FSA ID.
Step 2: Create a username and password, and enter your email 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 an FSA ID if you have forgotten or do not have a PIN.
Step 5: Review your information, and read and accept the terms and conditions.
Step 6: Confirm your email 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 email address, you can use it instead of your username to log in to the websites.
You can use your FSA ID to sign a FAFSA right away.
Once the Social Security Administration verifies your information in one to three days, or if you have linked your PIN to your FSA ID, you will be able to use your FSA ID to access the websites listed above.
For help, see Federal Student Aid or call 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243).