The Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID—a username and password—has replaced the Federal Student Aid PIN and must be used to log in to certain U.S. Department of Education websites.  Your FSA ID confirms your identity when you access your financial aid information and electronically sign Federal Student Aid documents. 

If you do not already have an FSA ID, you can create one when logging in to one of the following websites:

Step 1

Log on to one of the websites listed above and click the link to create an FSA ID.

Step 2

Create a username and password and enter your email address. NOTE: Only the owner of the FSA ID should create and use the account. Never share your FSA ID.

Step 3

Enter your name, date of birth, Social Security number, contact information, and challenge questions and answers.

Step 4

If you have a Federal Student Aid PIN, you will be able to enter it and link it to your FSA ID. You can still create an FSA ID if you have forgotten or do not have a PIN.

Step 5

Review your information, then read and accept the terms and conditions.

Step 6

Confirm your email address using the secure code. The code will be sent to the email address you entered when you created your FSA ID. You can use your email address as a username to log in to the websites after verification.

You can use your FSA ID to sign a FAFSA right away.  Once the Social Security Administration verifies your information in one to three days, or if you have linked your PIN to your FSA ID, you will be able to use your FSA ID to access the websites listed above.  For help, visit or visit