Financial Aid

FSA ID replaces the PIN

As seniors prepare for the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), they will no longer apply for a PIN. Instead, the student and a parent must each create a username and password at that will serve as their Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID for the FAFSA, IRS Data Retrieval, and to apply for student loans. They will each need an email address to create an FSA ID.


How to Create a FSA ID

The FSA ID (Federal Student Aid ID) is a username and password you create to access the FAFSA and federal student loan websites. This ID replaces the PIN previously used by students and parents. Follow these steps to get your FSA ID. If you’re a dependent student, you and a parent will each need one.


1.Go to before you start your FAFSA.


Provide your email address and create a username and password. Print this page. Both

you and a parent will need active email accounts. Don’t use a high school email account.


2.Enter personal information.

Name, Social Security number, date of birth • Mailing address, email address, phone number


3.Answer challenge questions. Select answers that are easy to remember and won’t change over time.


4. Submit your FSA ID information and verify your email address with the assigned security code.



Prior-Prior Year Debuts October 2016

Prior-Prior Year (PPY) refers to a new policy enabling students and families to file the FAFSA using tax information from two years ago. 


PPY debuts in October 2016 for aid applications for the 2017-18 award year. The high school class of 2017 will be the first high school cohort to use the PPY FAFSA, and all returning college students in that same year will also use it.