New FSA ID to Replace Federal Student Aid PIN Effective April 26, 2015
The Department of Education will implement a new login process for student- and borrower-based websites, including the FAFSA, the National Student Loan Data System, StudentLoans.gov, StudentAid.gov, and the TEACH Grant website. The new FSA ID, which will comprise 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. If you want to read more about the transition to the FSA ID, click here.
The FSA ID:
- Require users to enter less information (2 fields instead of 4)
- Provides more secure access to user’s information
- Links to PIN information during registration
- Allows users to update personal information such as last name changes without applying for a new FSA ID (Lifetime ID)
If you’d like to listen to the “Intro to FSA ID” session that was presented at Federal Student Aid’s training conference for financial aid staff in early December, you can use the links below.
There is nothing that students/borrowers will be required to do prior to the date of implementation. Students and borrowers that attempt to access the PIN website after April 26, 2015 will be directed to a link to register their new FSA ID. http://finaid.vcu.edu/media/sem/financial-aid/docs/pdf/NewFSAIDPIN.pdf