FAFSA opens December 31st with information on how to sign up.


Make sure you’re ready by completing the steps below BEFORE December 31st

Students and their families can prepare now by creating their Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID. The FSA ID (an account username and password) is a legal identity and is required to submit the FAFSA. 

How do you create an FSA ID?

To create an FSA ID, each person contributing information to the FAFSA needs to go to studentaid.gov and click “create account” in the upper right-hand corner. The application is available in English and Spanish. Each person will need the following:

  • Full name and social security number as they appear on social security card (if applicable) 

  • Date of birth

  • Valid email address and phone number

  • Immediate access to your email account

  • Your residential address

Please note: Parents or guardians of students who have a sibling who has already attended college may already have an FSA ID.  

Who needs to create an FSA ID?

Every person contributing information to the 2024-25 FAFSA will need an FSA ID - including parents who do not have a social security number. Independent students will not need to have a parent/guardian create an FSA ID. Students can review the FAFSA dependency status to determine if they qualify as an independent student.