December 9, 2021
Your FSA ID is your key to your federal student aid account, and therefore it’s important that you keep information associated with your account up to date.
You’ll create your FSA ID when you complete the FAFSA and essentially what you are doing is creating a federal student aid account at StudentAid.gov.
Whether you are a student or parent, make sure you keep your information secure and update your account when anything changes. Your FSA ID is yours for as long as you need access to manage your or your child’s federal student aid.
You should use a personal email address (not a work or school email address) that you will have access to into the future in case you need to make any changes to your account.
If you already have an FSA ID, here are steps to make any changes to the information in your account:
To update your username:
To update your contact information, including your email address:
When you are in your account, it’s a good idea to review all your account settings to make sure everything is updated.
If you are having trouble logging in to your account, you may need to reach out to the Federal Student Aid hotline at 1-800-4-FEDAID.