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Plan on heading to an STCU FAFSA event? Great! That's a huge step in making plans for any future education opportunities.

Let's keep the ball rolling. Before you show up, we suggest making your FSA ID. 

FSA IDs are what the U.S. Department of Education uses to make sure you are who you say you are.

Why they're useful.

You are not required to have an FSA ID to complete and submit a FAFSA form, but it is the fastest way to sign your application and have it processed.

It's also the only way to access and correct information online or prefill information using previous year's FAFSA forms. 

Who needs one?

They're not just for students. They're for anyone who's required to provide information on the FAFSA form such as parents or guardians, who are also known as contributors. 

This video can help you determine who your contributors are

How to set one up.

  • Head to the Federal Student Aid website
  • Click "Get Started" under "Create an account." 
  • Choose a unique username and password.
  • Receive confirmation of your information from U.S. Department of Education with the Social Security Administration. (Heads up, this process can take up to three days.)
  • Keep your username and password somewhere safe. It will also be used as your signature when completing electronic documents. 

Feeling overwhelmed? We’re here to help! Join us at an upcoming STCU FAFSA Event, where STCU staff will be available to walk through the FAFSA process with you.  

We'll also have partners from high schools, universities, and non-profits onsite to share their expertise and help guide you. 

Having an FSA ID created before you come helps us help you get your FAFSA filed.