Borrowers: You’ll need one to sign a Once your information is verified with the Social Security Administration (one to three days from the date you apply), you will be able to use your FSA ID to access your personal information on any of these ED websites, depending on what you need to do: You, and your parent if you're a dependent student, should get an FSA ID as soon as possible. It’s important to understand that the student and the parent may not share an FSA ID: Your FSA ID is your signature, so it has to be unique to you. Find out which parent’s information should be listed on the FAFSA form. Parents: A dependent student will need to have one of his or her legal parents sign the student’s FAFSA form, so the parent needs an FSA ID as well.To check to see if you have an FSA ID, go to the "Create an FSA ID" page. If you verified your email address during account creation, you can enter your email address instead of your username.
Also, your email address can be used as an alternative to your username when you log in to fafsa.gov, Student Loans.gov, or certain other websites.Click on the “Update Account Information” button to make sure your name, SSN, and date of birth are entered exactly as they appear on your Social Security card.(If you changed your name, be sure that you are using the name on file with the SSA.) If the information provided is correct, you will need to contact the SSA at 1-800-772-1213.All other activities require that we match your information with the SSA.If you verified your email address, you’ll receive an email once your information is matched with the SSA (one to three days from the date you apply).