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Applying for Aid - FSAID


    FSAID INFORMATION HIGHLIGHTS

  • An FSAID is a unique username issued by the US Government. 
     
  • Every student filing a FAFSA form online is required to have an FSAID to access the online FAFSA on the web.
     
  • At least one parent for every dependant student who is filing a FAFSA form online must have an FSAID.
     
  • The FSU Financial Aid Office recommends that every student apply for an FSAID even if he or she will not complete the FAFSA form online.
     
  • An FSAID serves as an electronic signature and provides access to personal records - don't give it to anyone.
     
  • The processing time required to receive a valid FSAID is in addition to the 72 hours it takes the U.S. Department of Education to process a FAFSA online.
     
  • Request a PIN online at fsaid.ed.gov

    Review complete details below.


What is an FSAID?

1 - An FSAID is a unique username assigned by the US Government to students and parents who want to apply for a Federal Student Aid.


Who needs a PIN?

1 - Every student filing a FAFSA form online is required to have an FSAID.

2 - At least one parent for every dependant student who is filing a FAFSA form online must have an FSAID.

3 - The FSU Financial Aid Office recommends that every student apply for an FSAID even if he or she will not be completing the FAFSA form online. The Financial Aid Office often uses the FSAID during aid processing.


Why do I need an FSAID?

1 - The student must use his or her FSAID to access FAFSA on the web.

2 - An FSAID serves as an electronic signature. This is why both the student and at least one parent must have an FSAID before a FAFSA form can be submitted online. 

If there will be more than one student in college in a family at any given time, the parent may use his or her FSAID to sign the FAFSA form for each student submitting an application; however, each student must have his or her own unique FSAID.

3 - The FSAID is used by FSU's Financial Aid Office. Students applying for a Federal Stafford Loan, as well as parents applying for a Federal Parent PLUS Loan, will be required to have an FSAID to sign any Master Promissory Note (MPN) for a loan. This is why it is a good idea for every student to apply for an FSAID, even if he or she has not or will not be completing the FAFSA form online.


Getting an FSAID?

You can apply for an FSAID online at fsaid.ed.gov