Do I need to have a mobile phone or email address to create my FSA ID? I got an error that my name, date of birth, or Social Security number listed on the FAFSA form does not match my FSA ID. What do I do if I get a message saying my FSA ID is locked? An FSA ID is a username and password that you must use to log in to certain U. It has the same legal status as a written signature.

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Use an email address that you’ll have access to after you leave school.

You’ll probably need to use your FSA ID after you leave school, and it’s important to have an active email address associated with your FSA ID account.

To provide a streamlined Veteran-centric user experience, we have combined these two Web sites.

All of the Vet functionality is still available on the OSDBU site.

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.

Parents also need one to apply for a Direct PLUS Loan on Student

Top The FSA ID replaced the Federal Student Aid PIN on May 10, 2015.

If you haven’t logged in to a Federal Student Aid website (such as or Student since May 10, 2015, you will need to create an FSA ID before you can log on in the future.

Also, your email address can be used as an alternative to your username when you log in to, Student, or certain other websites.