Federal Student Aid PIN

PIN Request and Information

Where can I use my PIN?

That depends. When you first apply for your PIN, it is considered to be conditional until your information is verified with the Social Security Administration (SSA). You may use your PIN to:

  • Sign an initial Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and
  • Participate in the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) data retrieval and transfer process.

Once we complete verification with the SSA (1-3 days from the date you first apply), you will be able to use your PIN to access your personal information on any of these Federal Student Aid Web sites:

FAFSA on the Web at www.fafsa.gov:

  • Electronically sign your FAFSA (your parent can sign, too!).
  • Pre-fill data in this year´s FAFSA on the Web application if you filed a FAFSA last year.
  • Make online corrections to an existing FAFSA.
  • View or print an online copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR).

The National Student Loan Data System Web site at www.nslds.ed.gov:

  • View a history of any federal student aid that you have received.
  • Complete Exit Counseling.

Federal Direct Consolidation Loans Web site at www.loanconsolidation.ed.gov:

  • Apply for a Direct Consolidation Loan.
  • Track the processing status of your online application throughout the entire consolidation process.

Federal Student Aid´s Student Loan Web site at www.studentloans.gov:

  • Complete Entrance Counseling.
  • Electronically sign a master promissory note (MPN).
  • Complete PLUS loan requests.

Agreement to Serve (ATS) at www.teach-ats.ed.gov:

  • Sign your ATS for the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program.

Site Last Updated: Sunday, December 28, 2014

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