Financial Aid & Scholarships

Pin

The PIN serves as your electronic signature on your FAFSA and Direct Loan Master Promissory Note and allows you to access your personal information in various Department of Education systems.

You can apply for a four-digit PIN through the U.S. Department of Education. Your PIN is unique between you and the U.S. Department of Education, and UNLV is prohibited from knowing your PIN. If you lose your PIN, you can request that it be sent to you again through the U.S. Department of Education.

If you update or correct your FAFSA information later, you (and parent if applicable) will have to sign your FAFSA record again electronically with your PIN(s). Your FAFSA will be rejected if you do not re-sign it based upon a self-reported correction or update.

Independent PIN

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 PIN and electronically sign the FAFSA.

Dependent PIN

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 PIN and electronically sign the FAFSA as well.

Forgotten PIN

The U.S. Department of Education prohibits UNLV from knowing your PIN. To request your PIN to be sent to you again, you must contact the U.S. Department of Education.

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