Students, parents, and borrowers are required to use an FSA ID, made up of a username and password, to access certain U.S. Department of Education websites. Your FSA ID is used to confirm your identity when accessing your financial aid information and electronically signing your federal student aid documents. You will use your FSA ID multiple times over numerous years. Be sure to save your FSA ID in a secure but accessible location.
Independent Student FSA ID
If you are considered an "independent" student for financial aid purposes by the U.S. Department of Education, your parents will NOT need to use their FSA ID and electronically sign the FAFSA.
Dependent Student FSA ID
If you are considered a “dependent” student for financial aid purposes by the U.S. Department of Education, at least one of your parents will need to use their FSA ID and electronically sign your FAFSA. If the parent has more than one child attending college, the parent can use the same FSA ID to sign applications for all his/her dependent students. Please note: It’s important to understand that the student and the parent may not share an FSA ID. Each FSA ID user must have a unique e-mail address.
Forgotten FSA ID
If you have forgotten your FSA ID username or password, you will find links on the FAFSA log-in page that give you the option of retrieving your username or password through your verified email address or by successfully answering your challenge questions.