Step by Step FAFSA Guide

If the student has an FSA ID already, go to Step 2.
If the student does NOT have an FSA ID yet, follow the instructions below.

Instructions:
Make sure you have the following before starting this process; Social Security Number, personal email, cell phone number, date of birth, access to your email and cell phone.

Go to https://studentaid.gov/fsa-id/create-account/launch and click “Get Started”. You will have 15 minutes to complete your FSA ID before the form times out. Please use the video below for help and guidance.

FSA ID Infographic

FSA ID Guide

Students: Look at the “Whose Information do I Use” pdf below to determine who goes on your FAFSA.

Parents: If the parent(s) already has an FSA ID, go to Step 4. If the parent(s) does NOT have an FSA ID yet, follow the instructions below.

Instructions:
Make sure you have the following before starting this process; Social Security Number, personal email, cell phone number, date of birth, access to your email and cell phone.

Go to https://studentaid.gov/fsa-id/create-account/launch and click “Get Started”. You will have 15 minutes to complete your FSA ID before the form times out. Please use the video and Infographic below for help and guidance.

FSA ID InfographicFSA ID Guide

  • Have you created your FSA ID?
  • Did you determine if you were a dependent or an independent student on the FAFSA?
  • Did your parent(s) create their FSA ID?
  • Did you gather all applicable information you’ll need on the FAFSA?

Congratulations! You are ready to fill out your FAFSA. Don’t worry, the FAFSA can be corrected even if you make a mistake. Stay calm and use the resources below for help and guidance! Go to https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa and follow the video below to get started.

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