What is an FSA ID, and will I need it to complete the FAFSA® form?

What is an FSA ID, and will I need it to complete the FAFSA® form?

The FSA ID allows students and parents to identify themselves electronically to access Federal Student Aid websites.

An FSA ID is made up of a username and password and can be used to log into the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form .

While you aren’t required to have an FSA ID to complete and submit a FAFSA form, it’s the fastest way to sign your application and have it processed. It’s also the only way to access or correct your information online, or to prefill an online FAFSA form with information from your previous year’s FAFSA form.

If you don’t already have an FSA ID, you can create an FSA ID.

If you have an FSA ID but don’t remember your username, select “Forgot Username.”

If you have an FSA ID but don’t remember your password, select “Forgot Password.”

Parents: If you previously created an FSA ID when you were a student, you don’t need to create another one. You can only have one FSA ID linked to your Social Security number.

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