Federal Student Aid PIN

PIN Request and Information

How can I check the status of my PIN application?

Select Check PIN Status from the list of options on the left side of the PIN Home Page.

  • If our records show that your PIN application has successfully completed the match with the Social Security Administration (SSA), then we will display the address that we have on file for you and tell you when we sent your PIN.
  • If we have received your PIN application and created a PIN for you, but have not yet completed the match with the SSA, we will remind you that your PIN is considered to be conditional until the match is completed. 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), you will be able to use your PIN to access your personal information on Federal Student Aid Web sites.
  • If our records show that the Social Security Number, name and date of birth you provided on your PIN Application do not match the information on file with the SSA, we will provide instructions for resolving the issue.
  • If we have no record that you ever applied for a PIN, a "No Match Found" message will display.
Site Last Updated: Sunday, December 28, 2014

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