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FAFSA Information (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

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1st Step Go To the FAFSA website

Create a FSA ID

You will need to:

  • Provide your personal information (name, date of birth, social security number)
    • This needs to exactly match your Social Security card!

      Do not input nicknames or a different last name than the one on your Social Security card.

  • Create a profile
    • Provide an email
    • Create a strong password (remember, this is your legal signature)
    • Provide your mailing address
    • Recommended: Provide a cell phone number to make it easier if you need account recovery (help with your username password if you forget)
    • Choose a language
  • Select and Create Challenge Questions
    • The first two challenge questions will ask you to pick a question to answer from a drop down list
    • The last two challenge questions will have you create our own questions and answers
    • Optional: The ability to provide an 8-digit code to access your loan balances over the phone
  • Confirm your information is correct and accept the terms
  • Verify your mobile phone (if provided for account recovery) and your email address
    • A secure code will be sent which you will need to provide when prompted


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