Federal Web Resources
Federal Student Aid
This website provides information from the U.S. Department of Education on preparing for and funding education beyond high school.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on the Web
Federal Student Aid Identification (FSA ID)
The FSA ID replaces the Federal Student Aid PIN. If you already have a PIN, you can link your information to your new FSA ID by entering your PIN while registering for your FSA ID. (This will save you time when registering for your FSA ID.) However, a PIN is not required to create an FSA ID.
An FSA ID is a username and password that you must use to log in to certain U.S. Department of Education (ED) websites. Your FSA ID identifies you as someone who has the right to access your own personal information on ED websites.
If you are a parent of a dependent student, you will need your own FSA ID if you want to sign your child’s FAFSA electronically. If you have more than one child attending college, you can use the same FSA ID to sign all applications. Please note: Each FSA ID user must have a unique email address.
Your FSA ID is used to sign legally binding documents electronically. It has the same legal status as a written signature. Don’t give your FSA ID to anyone—not even to someone helping you fill out the FAFSA. Sharing your FSA ID could put you at risk of identity theft!
Federal Student Loan Servicing
This website is your source for information from the U.S. Department of Education about how to manage your student loans. This is also the site where you will complete Entrance/Exit Counseling and sign a Master Promissory Note.
National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) Student Access
The NSLDS is the Department of Education’s central database for student aid. Access the NSLDS to view your financial aid history.
Reviewed 8/2017 (SW)