What is a FSA ID?

Replacing PIN#s, an FSA ID is an electronic access identifier which will give you access your personal federal student aid information online in various U.S. Department of Education systems. It works much like the personal identification number you get from your bank.

You can use your FSA ID to:

  • File your Renewal FAFSA online application
  • Use the IRS data retrieval link to transfer data from the IRS to your FAFSA application
  • Sign your FAFSA electronically
  • View your processed information and access Student Aid Report (SAR)
  • Make corrections to your application information
  • Access the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) website and view information about other federal student aid you may have received
  • Electronically sign a master promissory note
  • Access your Direct Loan account through Direct Loan Servicing

We recommend applicants to use their FSA ID (and their parents FSA ID, if applicant is a dependent student) to complete their FAFSA application.  Using the IRS data retrieval button in the FAFSA application will minimize errors.  Using the FSA ID to "sign" your FAFSA electronically will allow the student aid process to be completed totally online and faster than sending in mailing a written signature. Your electronic signature holds the same legal status as a written signature. To protect the privacy of the information you are submitting, you must keep your FSA ID secret. If you need a FSA ID, have lost or forgotten your FSA ID, or if you think someone else knows your FSA ID, you can request a new one at.

http://fsaid.ed.gov