Signing the FAFSA® Form With an FSA ID

Signing the FAFSA® Form With an FSA ID

Federal Student Aid is required to collect signatures from you and a parent (if applicable) to verify the information entered on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form.
 
There are three ways to sign:
  • Electronically with an FSA ID
  • By printing, signing, and mailing a signature page after you submit the FAFSA form
  • By signing your Student Aid Report (SAR) and returning it in the mail
TIP: The application process is faster if you use your FSA ID to sign your application electronically.
 
If you already have an FSA ID, you can use it to sign your FAFSA form from one year to the next.
 
If you do not already have an FSA ID, you can create an FSA ID.
 
If you have an FSA ID but do not remember your username, select Forgot My Username.
 
Note: If you verified your email address or mobile phone number during account creation, you can enter your email address or mobile phone number instead of your username.
 
If you have an FSA ID but do not remember your password, select Forgot My Password.
 
Your password must be between 8 and 30 characters in length, and it must contain at least one uppercase letter, one lowercase letter, and one number. Special characters are not required, but the following characters may be included as part of your password: 
 
! # $ % & ( ) * + - . : ; < = > ? @ [ ] ^ _ { } ~
 
Remember, your password is case-sensitive.
 
If you are a dependent student, one of your parents will also need an FSA ID. If your parent does not already have an FSA ID, he or she can create an FSA ID.
 
Keep in mind that you only have to create an FSA ID once. You can use the same FSA ID each year, speeding up the time it takes for your FAFSA form to be processed. Your parents (if you are a dependent student) can use their FSA IDs each year, too, and can even use their FSA IDs to sign FAFSA forms for your siblings.
 
If you do not have a printer or an FSA ID, you can select the signature option Submit Without Signatures and submit your FAFSA form. Your application will be partially processed without signatures. If you provide a valid email address, you will receive an email reminding you to return to the FAFSA and sign your application electronically using your FSA ID. If you do not provide a valid email address, you will receive a SAR in the mail, within 7 to 10 days. The signatures required will be noted on the SAR. Return the SAR with the signatures to complete the application.

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