Create an FSA ID
Your FSA ID serves as your legal electronic signature throughout the federal student aid process. Do not share your FSA ID with anyone even your child. Your child also should not share his or her FSA ID with you. Keep your FSA ID secure. You’ll need it to renew your child’s FAFSA form each year and to access federal student aid information online. • The FAFSA form is the student’s application and not yours. When the FAFSA form says “you” or “your,” it’s referring to the student (unless otherwise noted). START THE FAFSA FORM AT STUDENTAID.GOV • Go to StudentAid.gov. Select “Apply for Aid” and then “Complete the FAFSA Form” along the top of the page. Next, select “Start Here” under “New to the FAFSA Process?” • Once you’re on the log in page, you will see three options. If you are starting the FAFSA form on behalf of your child, choose the middle option, “I am a parent filling out a FAFSA form for a student.” 2
Choose whether you are the student or the parent on the first page of the FAFSA form.
• Enter your child’s name, Social Security number, and date of birth. Then, select “Continue.” • Choose which FAFSA form you’d like to complete. • 2022–23 FAFSA form if your child will be attending college between July 1, 2022, and June 30, 2023. • 2023–24 FAFSA form if your child will be attending college between July 1, 2023, and June 30, 2024.
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