The FSA ID, implemented on May 10, 2015 as a replacement to the Federal Student Aid PIN, is now being successfully used by millions of students, parents, and borrowers to access personal financial aid information online and to electronically sign and submit certain documents.
Only the FSA ID owner should create and use an FSA ID. Just as was the case with the Federal Student Aid PIN, the FSA ID is the legal signature that can be used to electronically sign important federal student aid documents, including the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) and Direct Loan promissory notes. The FSA ID also allows online access to private and confidential information, including data from a student’s FAFSA and loan information from the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS®). For these reasons, maintaining the security of the FSA ID is critical to the integrity of student aid information and systems.
It is important that every FSA ID Owner:
o Create their own FSA ID by selecting their own username and password; o Provide their own challenge questions and responses; and o Have access to the e-mail account associated with the FSA ID account. The e-mail address associated with one FSA ID account cannot be used by another FSA ID account.
Do you need help with your FSA ID – resetting ID or Password:
o Updated information and tips available at StudentAid.gov/fsaid o Contact FSA Information Center (FSAIC) at 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243).
Web chat is also available from the FAFSA.gov “Help” page under “Contact Us.”