Important Financial Aid Changes




Beginning with the 2014-2015 academic year, the Department of Education implemented 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 is comprised of a user-selected username and password, has replaced 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 began on Sunday, May 10, 2015. 


For users who still have an old FSA PIN, the first time they arrive at the impacted websites they will be directed to a link to register for their new FSA ID.  The registration process should take less than seven minutes.


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.

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