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What is an FSA ID? Does my parent need an FSA ID too?

The FSA ID gives students access to Federal Student Aid’s online systems and can serve as your legal signature. It is the username and password you will use to log in to your FAFSA, sign your Master Promissory Note and complete Entrance Counseling. The FSA ID replaced the previously used PIN in May 2015. You can apply for an FSA ID at If you are a dependent student, a parent will also need an FSA ID to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool and sign your FAFSA electronically. You will use your FSA ID annually to complete the FAFSA. It is a good idea to keep this information in a secure place that you will remember the location of.

How To Create An FSA ID

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