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Once your information is verified with the Social Security Administration (one–three days from the date you apply), you will be able to use your FSA ID to access your personal information on any of these ED websites, depending on what you need to do: You, and your parent if you're a dependent student, can apply for an FSA ID at any time.
If you don't have one by the time you fill out your FAFSA, you will be prompted to apply for one.
, made up of a username and password, to access certain U. (This will save you time when registering for your FSA ID.) If you’ve forgotten your PIN, don’t worry; you can either enter the answer to your PIN “challenge question” during the FSA ID registration process to link your PIN, or you can just create your FSA ID from scratch. Wondering why the FSA ID replaced the Federal Student Aid PIN?
Your FSA ID is used to confirm your identity when accessing your financial aid information and electronically signing your documents. If you’d like more information first, keep on reading… If you already have a PIN, you can link your information to your new FSA ID by entering your PIN while registering for your FSA ID.
The main reason we made the change was to increase security.
Having a username and password is much more secure than a PIN that you enter in conjunction with personally identifiable information (your Social Security number, name, and date of birth).
Similarly, make sure you don’t let anyone else know your FSA ID or create it for you because you’ll be putting yourself at risk of identity theft or—at the very least—at risk of not knowing how to sign into your own accounts.
This allows you to immediately use your FSA ID to access your personal information on any of the ED websites that require an FSA ID.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. I previously created a password when I started my FAFSA. Sharing your FSA ID could put you at risk of identity theft! Do I need to have an e-mail address to create my FSA ID? Can I create an FSA ID for my child, parent, or spouse? After I get an FSA ID, will I still be required to use my Federal Student Aid PIN? Don't give your FSA ID to anyone—not even to someone helping you fill out the FAFSA.
If we have your e-mail address on file, it’s easier for us to help you if you get locked out of your account or forget your username or password.