Apply for an FSA ID
Applying for an FSA ID can be done in four quick steps.
1 - Begin by going to https://fsaid.ed.gov. Click on the "Create an FSA ID" tab. Students, parents or borrowers will start by adding their email address, along with their chosen username and password. For helpful tips while answering questions, click on the question mark (?) after each answer.
2 - Add personal and demographic information.
3 - Select two challenge questions and create two challenge questions. You may also choose a significant date as a fifth challenge question. These questions and answers can be used to retrieve your username and password and/or unlock an account. You may also use a phone number to receive a code via text message to unlock your account.
4 - Review and accept the FSA ID terms and conditions. An email confirmation will be sent to the email address provided and once verified, the FSA ID will be available to use.
Resources for Counselors
Understanding the FSA ID webinars November 19 & December 10, 2015
Federal Student Aid FSA ID Webinar August 12, 2015
How to create an FSA ID Guide May 4, 2015