FSA ID to Replace PIN on May 10, 2015
As noted in our April 22 announcement, Federal Student Aid (FSA) plans to switch from the PIN to the FSA ID on May 10, 2015. FAFSA applicants currently use the PIN to sign the FAFSA form electronically and access federal financial aid records online.
The FSA ID will require both new and existing users to create a username and password. Once this protocol is implemented, all impacted websites, including FAFSA on the Web, The National Student Loan Data System, Federal Direct Consolidation Loans, Federal Student Aid and Agreement to Serve, will direct users to a link to register for a new FSA ID — a process which should take less than seven minutes to complete.
Step-by-step FSA ID instructions are now available on the IFAP website. As a reminder, the students, parents and borrowers you serve do not need to take any action until FSA makes the switch on May 10. UCanGo2 will share any useful updates as the implementation date approaches.