Financial Literacy

Financial Aid Start to Finish

An FSA ID now replaces the PIN and is comprised of a username and password and can be used to login to certain Federal Student Aid websites, such as the FAFSA. Your FSA ID can be used to electronically sign Federal Student Aid documents, access your personal records, and make binding legal obligations. Create one and link it to your PIN at fsaid.ed.gov. If you are a parent and need to electronically sign your child’s FAFSA, you need your own FSA ID. If you have more than one child attending college, you can use the same FSA ID to sign their applications. Your FSA ID serves as your electronic signature and provides access to your personal records, so you should never give your FSA ID to anyone, including commercial services that offer to help you complete your FAFSA. Be sure to keep your FSA ID in a safe place.

www.fafsa.ed.gov - Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

www.nslds.ed.gov - Retrieve your loan information by doing a financial review

"Before You Go" - Know who your servicers are and their contact information by filling out this worksheet.

www.studentloans.gov - Sign your MPN, do your entrance counseling, learn more about student aid programs, tools and resources, and manage repayment (repayment plans and calculators, trouble making payments.)

Financial Literacy Quiz - Make sure you know the basics!