Beginning May 10, 2015 the Department of Education will implement a new login process for all 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. This important change enables a single sign-on process for most systems.

These changes are being made to eliminate the need for individuals to enter personal identifiers (Social Security number, name, and date of birth) when accessing Federal Student Aid’s systems. This change is critical to comply with new security requirements and industry best practices.

Existing users will be able to link their PIN information to the FSA ID.  You can access any of the above systems to create your FSA ID.  This process should take about ten minutes per PIN. Remember, both parent & student will need to create an FSA ID.