FSA ID Information
It’s FSA ID time for seniors and parents!
It’s the first step to completing FAFSA- FREE Application for Federal Student Aid. We want all students to have this on file so they can achieve any postsecondary goal after graduation. One parent needs to have an FSA-ID so it is easy to sign and submit the FAFSA once completed.
Common Questions & Answers
Why does the parent need an FSA ID?
The federal government views most college students as dependents to their parents for financial support until the age of 24 (we know it’s crazy) so at least 1 parent (most commonly the parent who the child lives with the most or in cases where the parents live together, the parent who is the primary on the taxes.
What if the guardian is not the birth parent?
In some cases when a student has been court appointed a different guardian, the Federal Government will view the student as Independent. If you are uncertain about your guardianship issues, reach out to your advisor to discuss.
What is an FSA ID?
An FSA ID is comprised of a username and password and can be used to login to certain Federal Student Aid websites, such as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®).Your FSA ID can be used to: electronically sign Federal Student Aid documents.
Why do I need an FSA ID?
Creating an FSA ID is the first step to completing the FAFSA (FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID). This application will be on file for one year and will allow you to apply to grants, loans, and scholarships through both the federal government and the institution you plan to attend. FASA can be used at federally approved post-secondary institutions: Trade schools, 2 year schools, 4 year colleges, almost all schools accept FAFSA.
Why should I use an email?
FSA will communicate updates via email and you can reset your username and password if you get locked out. If your e-mail address is confirmed, you do not have to verify, and it can be used as your username. If you change your e-mail address you will need to re-verify it.