Federal Student Aid (FSA) has officially done away with the PIN system. The fastest and easiest way to create a new FAFSA, or to access an existing application, is to first create an FSA ID consisting of a username and password. We recommend you take this step first to avoid additional steps later.
To create an FSA ID visit FSAID.ed.gov, OR from FAFSA.gov:
- Choose “Start a New FAFSA” or “Login” from the home page.
- Then, select “Enter your (the student’s) FSA ID,” and click the link to “Create an FSA ID”.
- From there, follow the prompts to create a secure username, password and security questions with answers that you’ll remember. For faster processing, be sure to enter your information exactly as it’s registered with the Social Security Administration (SSA).
For more information about the switch from PIN to FSA ID, check out our last post.