What is a PIN?
A PIN is a 4-digit number that is used in combination with your Social Security Number, name, and date of birth to identify you as someone who has the right to access your own personal information on Federal Student Aid Web sites, such as FAFSA on the Web. If you are a parent and you want to electronically sign a FAFSA for your child, you need your own PIN. If you have more than one child attending college, you can use the same PIN to sign their applications.
The security of your PIN is important because it can be used to:
- Electronically sign Federal Student Aid documents
- Access your personal records, and
- Make binding legal obligations.
If your PIN is lost or stolen, you must:
- Contact Federal Student Aid´s Customer Service center at 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243)
- Request a new PIN by selecting Change My PIN from the PIN Web site, or
- Disable your PIN so that no one can use it by selecting Disable My PIN from the PIN Web site.