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Federal Student Aid ID Required to Complete FAFSA

What is it?

The FSA ID - a username and password - has replaced the Federal Student Aid PIN and must be used to log in to certain U.S. Department of Education websites. Your FSA ID confirms your identity when you access your financial aid information and electronically sign Federal Student Aid documents. If you do not already have an FSA ID, you can create one when logging in to, the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) at,, or

Do parents need their own FSA ID?

If you are a parent of a dependent student, you will need your own FSA ID if you want to sign your student's FAFSA electronically. If you have more than one student attending college, you can use the same FSA ID to sign all applications. Please note: Each FSA ID user must have a unique email address.

Keep Your Identity Safe

Your FSA ID is used to sign legally binding documents electronically. It has the same legal status as a written signature. Do not give your FSA ID to anyone - not even to someone helping you fill out the FAFSA. Sharing your FSA ID could put you at risk of identity theft!

How to create an FSA ID

FSA ID Guide
How to create an FSA ID
Jan 1: FAFSA available online
Mar 15: Priority filing deadline for 2016-2017 Academic Year
 Financial Aid Self Service
 Financial Aid & Term Bill Calendar
Late May:  Graduate Awards Letters issued 
Early June:  New student Awards Letters issued 
Late June:  Continuing student Awards Letters issued 
Mid July:  Fall term bill are emailed 
Early/Mid August:  Fall term bill due dates 
 Reasons you will not receive an Award Letter
 You have outstanding documents or your documents are under review.
 You are a new student and did not enroll.
 The University Registrar does not have your correct SSN on file.
 Your FAFSA has a federal reject. If so, please review your SAR.
 You are in default of a federal loan.
 Rutgers school code 002629 is not listed on your FAFSA.
Student Accounting processes the 1098T. You may contact them at
 Which department should I contact?
Admissions Financial Aid Student Employment Student Accounting
 Scholarship  IOL  Work Study  Payment plans
 NJSTARSII  Summer Aid  Job Applications  Term Bills
   Awards  Placements  Late fees
   Financing Options    Refunds
   Submitted documents    Direct deposit
 Can I get a list of all federal loans I have taken out through Rutgers?
Yes. Visit to obtain up-to-date information about your loan balances and disbursements. Log into the National Student Loan Database System (NSLDS), with your name, social security number, date of birth and federal PIN (the same PIN used to sign your FAFSA). Parents wishing to obtain information on PLUS loans can follow the same procedure using their own login credentials.