You need a Federal Student Aid ID to sign and submit the FAFSA. And if you’re a dependent student, your parent also needs a separate, unique FSA ID. The FSA ID approach replaced the FAFSA PIN
in May 2015. Follow the instructions on the Federal Student Aid website to create a new FSA ID or to transfer the information from your FAFSA PIN to your new ID.
Get your FSA ID
How you fill out the FAFSA depends on your family circumstances. Our guide has tips on what financial information to provide based on your situation, and where to get additional help if you need it.
Choose the option below that best applies to you for guidance on how to answer each question on the FAFSA.
My parents are married
I have a non-traditional family
I don't depend on one or both parents
I have an unusual immigration status
Go to FAFSA.ed.gov
to get started.
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