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Important Financial Aid Changes for the 2014 - 2015 Academic Year



The Department of Education announced last fall that they will implement a modernized login process to improve security and the customer experience for student and borrower-based websites, including FAFSA on the Web, NSLDS Student Access,,, and the TEACH Grant website.


The new FSA ID, which will be comprised of a user-selected username and password, will replace the Federal Student Aid PIN as the process by which students, parents, and borrowers authenticate their identity to access their federal student aid information.


Implementation of the FSA ID will be on Sunday, May 10, 2015. 


After implementation on May 10, 2015, users who arrive at the impacted websites will be directed to a link to register for their new FSA ID.  The registration process should take less than seven minutes.


NOTE:  Please note that there is nothing you can do prior to the May 10, 2015 implementation. This information simply serves to make all students aware of the scheduled change.


It is also important to note that only the owner of the FSA ID should create his or her account. The FSA ID serves as a legal signature, and as such, should only be known and used by the owner.


Information about the upcoming transition to the FSA ID is available at


For a step-by-step guide to creating your new FSA ID, click here.