Department of Education PIN
Using a Federal Student Aid PIN Number and filing the FAFSA on-line with the Department of Education is the quickest and most accurate method to apply for financial aid. Your FSA PIN Number is applied for once, and used throughout your student career, as an electronic signature during the financial aid process.
- If you are a Dependent Student your parents will also need a PIN to electronically sign the FAFSA application.
- The student PIN is also used to electronically sign the Direct Loan Program MPN (Master Promissory Note), as well as to access the online Loan Entrance Counseling and Loan Exit Counseling tools.Your PIN is used annually to electronically apply for financial aid and to access all your aid records online.
- Your PIN is your electronic signature and provides access to your personal records. It should be kept safe and secure.