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Creating Your FSA ID

Needed to file your FAFSA

The following article from EducationQuest details the steps to create your FSA ID.  The FSA ID (Federal Student Aid ID) is a username and password you create to access the FAFSA and federal student loan websites. This ID replaces the PIN previously used by students and parents. 

Follow these steps to get your FSA ID. If you’re a dependent student, you and a parent will each need one.

1. Go to fsaid.ed.gov before you start your FAFSA.

  • Provide your email address and create a username and password. Print this page.
  • Both you and a parent will need active email accounts. Don’t use a high school email account.

2. Enter personal information.

  • Name, Social Security number, date of birth
  • Mailing address, email address, phone number

3. Answer challenge questions. Select answers that are easy to remember and won’t change over time.

4. Submit your FSA ID information and verify your email address with the assigned security code.

You can also access this information here for a printable version of the instructions.

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