What's a FAFSA PIN?

The Federal Student Aid PIN, sometimes called a FAFSA PIN, used to serve as an electronic signature for completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). As of May 10, 2015, the PIN was replaced by the FSA ID. The FSA ID provides access to the student’s or parent’s personal information in various U.S. Department of Education systems.

The student and his or her parent (if the student is a dependent student) were required to each have their own FSA IDs. Anyone who has a valid Social Security number (SSN) and who is a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or eligible non-citizen may apply for an FSA ID at FSAID.ed.gov.