The FAFSA form must be signed by the student. If the student is a dependent student, then a custodial parent must also sign the FAFSA form. The student is dependent if parents are needed to provide their information on the student's FAFSA form. The easiest and fastest way to sign the FAFSA form is to do so electronically, using the Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID. The student and custodial parent must have their own FSA ID. The FSA ID replaced the former FSA PIN number on May 10, 2015.
Students, parents, and borrowers are required to use an FSA ID, made up of a username and password, to access certain U.S. Education Department websites. Your FSA ID is used to confirm your identity when accessing your financial aid information and electronically signing your federal student aid documents.
Follow these instructions on how to request the FSA ID.
If your original FAFSA report was not signed, you may make a correction to your FAFSA to add a signature.
If you have difficulty in receiving an FSA ID, or it appears that the ID is not working, please call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1.800.433.3243.