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What Students and Parents Need to Know About the FSA ID

As explained in our recent announcements, Federal Student Aid (FSA) switched from the PIN to the FSA ID, a user-created ID and password, on May 10. FAFSA applicants will now use the FSA ID to sign the FAFSA form electronically and access federal financial aid records online.

We know it’s important to you to keep the students and parents you serve informed about these changes. To make that process easier for you, we’ve outlined some simple messages you can share through social media or other lines of communication.

Students Should Know…
While you can access or begin your FAFSA without your FSA ID, the first thing FAFSA on the Web users should do is apply for their FSA ID. This will avoid extra steps later in the application process. Direct users to this StartWithFAFSA.org post for more details.

Parents Should Know…
Parents of dependent students need their own FSA ID to add information to or sign a student’s FAFSA. Direct parents to this StartWithFAFSA.org post for more details.

When sharing these messages with your students and their parents, remind them to follow us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on the latest FAFSA and college planning information. Is there a FAFSA topic you'd like us to cover? If so, use the comment box at StartWithFAFSA.org/contact-us to submit your request.

Penny Gandy
Outreach Services Manager
Oklahoma College Assistance Program (OCAP)
P.O. Box 3000 | Oklahoma City, OK 73101-3000
pgandy@ocap.org | www.OCAP.org