Create a Save Key

Create a Save Key

The save key is not the same as your FSA ID (which acts as a legal signature that you shouldn’t share). A save key allows you to return to an application or correction later from the point you left off if you need to stop and save your work. It also allows you to share access to your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) application or correction if your parent needs to add information or sign it.

The save key must be between 4 and 8 characters long. You can use any combination of numbers and/or uppercase and lowercase letters. For example, the save key “Student2” is different than the save key “sTuDeNt2.”

Try to choose a save key that you can remember but that would be hard for others to guess. Avoid using personal identifiers (for example, first name, last name, or date of birth) and simple save keys such as “1234” or “aaaa.”

If you’re trying to log back in to your FAFSA form and have forgotten your save key, select the “I Forgot My Save Key” link and provide the requested information to access your FAFSA form.

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