The FSA ID, replacement for the Federal Student Aid PIN, is the username and password you use when you visit certain U.S. Department of Education websites. When you type in your FSA ID at these sites you are saying either "Yes, it's really me" or " Please accept my FSA ID as my signature on this online form".
Visit https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm for more information and to create your FSA ID. You will need the following to get your FSA ID:
- Your Social Security Number (you must have an SSN to get an FSA ID).
- Your full name (must match your Social Security Card).
- Your date of birth.
- Although you're not required to provide your email address when you set up your FSA ID, it makes retrieving your username and password easier if you forget them. Just make sure you do not use the same email address as someone else (your parent or spouse). Each email addres can be associated with only one FSA ID.
The FSA ID will allow you to log into the Federal Student Aid website at studentaid.gov. At studentaid.gov you can:
- Sign and submit, correct, and check the status of your online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- Review what federal student aid you have received in the past.
- Sign federal student loan documents, complete loan entrance or exit counseling, and/or apply for income-based loan repayment.
- To verifty the amount of loans you have taken or to find out who your loan servicer is.