The FSA ID – a username and password you create – replaced the Federal Student Aid PIN on May 10, 2015. (Read a post on the Department of Education blog providing an “obituary” for the PIN, explaining its history and introducing the FSA ID.)
If you haven’t logged in to a Federal Student Aid site (such as fafsa.gov or StudentLoans.gov) since May 10, 2015, you will need to create an FSA ID before you can log on in the future.
If you already have a PIN, you can link your information to your new FSA ID by entering your PIN while registering for your FSA ID. (This will save you time when registering for your FSA ID.) If you’ve forgotten your PIN, don’t worry; you can either enter the answer to your PIN “challenge question” during the FSA ID registration process to link your PIN, or you can just create your FSA ID from scratch. A PIN is not required to create an FSA ID.
If you’re ready, you can create an FSA ID now.
For more information about the FSA ID, including Frequently Asked Questions, please visit StudentAid.gov/fsaid.