How to create a fafsa id

How do I create a fafsa ID?

Visit to create an FSA ID. You’ll need your Social Security number, full name, and date of birth. You’ll also need to create a memorable username and password, and complete challenge questions and answers so you can retrieve your account information if you forget it.

How does a parent create a fafsa ID?

For more information or to create your own FSA ID, go to If your parent does not have a Social Security Number, he or she will not be able to get an FSA ID. In that case your parent will print, sign, and mail in a paper signature page.

Where do I get an FSA ID?

If you do not already have an FSA ID, you can create one when logging in to, the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS®) at,,, and Agreement to Serve (ATS) at

How do I sign into fafsa without a FSA ID?

If you do not have a printer or an FSA ID, you can select the signature option Submit Without Signatures and submit your FAFSA form. Your application will be partially processed without signatures.

Do I need a new fafsa ID for each child?

Each student and one parent need an FSA ID and each of your children will need to fill out a FAFSA. You’ll need four FSA IDs—one for you as the parent (only one parent needs an FSA ID) and one for each child. You’ll need to fill out three FAFSA forms, one for each child.

Why is my parents FSA ID not working?

If you are a parent trying to sign your child’s FAFSA form and your FSA ID is not working, check to make sure that you have selected the correct parent option that matches your information (e.g., if you have filled out the FAFSA form as “Parent 1,” make sure that you have indicated you are signing as the student’s “

What if your parent forgot their fafsa ID?

The FSA ID allows students and parents to identify themselves electronically to access Federal Student Aid websites. If you don’t already have an FSA ID, you can create an FSA ID. If you have an FSA ID but don’t remember your username, select “Forgot Username.”

How do I fix my FSA ID?

If your FSA ID is lost or stolen, log in to reset your username and password. Contact the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243; TTY for the deaf and hard of hearing 1-800-730-8913) if there is concern of FSA ID misuse.

Can I submit my fafsa without a parent signature?

Without a parent signature, your FAFSA is not fully submitted. Get your parent to sign using their FSA ID (unless they do not have a Social Security number). If there’s no SSN they will have to mail us a signature page that you print out.

How do I print my signature on fafsa?

If your application is missing a signature and you (or your parent) do not have an FSA ID, you can print a signature page by selecting Print Signature Page on the “My FAFSA” or “Signature Status” page.

Why can’t I sign and submit my fafsa?

So many students answer every single question that is asked, but fail to actually sign the FAFSA with their FSA ID and submit it. This happens for many reasons, maybe they forgot their FSA ID, or their parent isn’t with them to sign with the parent FSA ID, so the FAFSA is left incomplete.

How old do you have to be to file fafsa without parents?

A student age 24 or older by Dec. 31 of the award year is considered independent for federal financial aid purposes.