How do you (the parent) want to provide your signature?
The fastest way for you (the parent) to sign your child’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form is electronically with your own FSA ID. When you sign electronically, the application is processed within three to five days.
If you don’t have an FSA ID, create an FSA ID. It only takes a few minutes. You must have a Social Security number (SSN) to get an FSA ID.
Parents: If you previously created an FSA ID when you were a student, you don’t need to create another one. You can only have one FSA ID linked to your SSN.
Having trouble signing the FAFSA form with your FSA ID?
If you forgot your FSA ID username, retrieve your forgotten FSA ID username.
If you forgot your FSA ID password, reset your forgotten FSA ID password.
Make sure not to mix up your (the parent) and your child’s FSA IDs. Only sign for yourself. Don’t sign the FAFSA form for your child using his or her FSA ID. Learn how you can check for FAFSA form and FSA ID match errors.
There are two other, slower options to sign the FAFSA form:
- Print a signature page, sign it, and mail it to the address on the page. Your child’s application will be processed once your signature is received.
- Submit the FAFSA form without signatures. Your child’s application will be partially processed, and he or she will receive a Student Aid Report within three to five days. To complete the FAFSA form, you can return later to fafsa.gov to sign it electronically.