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What’s an FSA ID and why do I need one?

E.V. Moore Building at U-M Ann Arbor campus

4/17/12 Student Elizabeth Crecca walks through the halls in the E.V. Moore Building during a Day in the Life of the University of Michigan on April 17, 2012.

In order to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, students now need a Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID), made up of a selected username and password. Students and parents should create their own in order to electronically sign their FAFSAs and other federal financial aid documents.

Do you have a Federal Student Aid IDCreate an FSA ID using your own personal information and for your own exclusive use. You are not authorized to create an FSA ID on behalf of someone else, including a family member. Misrepresentation of your identity to the federal government could result in criminal or civil penalties.

To create an FSA ID, visit For more information, visit the Federal Student Aid website.