Wrestling With Creating an FSA-ID? (If you're applying for financial aid, you'll need one of these.)



NEW this year! You will need to create an FSA_ID to apply for federal financial aid (FAFSA). Even if you don't qualify for need-based financial aid, but are planning to have your student take out an Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, you will need to file a FAFSA. Click here to watch the video.
  • Instructions for creating your FSA_ID. Here.
  • FAQ's. Here and Here.
  • PITFALLS & PROBLEMS to avoid. Learn more from this post by Mark Kantrowitz on Cappex.
  • Acronyms prompting scrambled brain? FAFSA, CSS, EFC, FSA, IDK. Learn what they mean in this previous post.


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