A Federal Student Aid Account, or FSA ID, is required in order to file the FAFSA online and to access personal information on Federal Student Aid. Before filing the FAFSA, students who are considered dependent will need at least one of their parents to also create an FSA ID.
Visit https://studentaid.gov/ to get started.
Download this flier for tips on creating your FSA ID.
Things you need to get started:
- First and last name (must match exactly what is on your SSN card)
- Date of birth
- Social Security number (must have an SSN to create an FSA ID)
- Email address (email address cannot be shared or used for multiple FSA IDs)
- Physical address
- Mobile phone number
NOTE: Your session will time out if you aren’t active for 5 minutes. Gather all of your information before you start this process.
Once you have verified your information, you can now log on with your username and password to start your FAFSA.