FAFSA Login

Video demonstration and instructions on how to use the FAFSA Login:

 

FAFSA Login Instructions:

1. Enter the FAFSA login page URL into your browser. You can follow this link directly for easier access: https://fafsa.ed.gov/FAFSA/app/fafsa

2. Enter the student's first name on the provided textbox.

3. Enter the student's last name on the provided textbox.

4. Enter the student's social security number on the provided textbox.

5. Enter the student's date of birth on the provided textbox.

6. Click the "Next" button to proceed with the log in process.

 

 

FAFSA Login Reset  Instructions:

1. Enter the FAFSA login page URL into your browser. You can follow this link directly for easier access: https://fafsa.ed.gov/FAFSA/app/fafsa

2. Click the "Need Help" button located below the log in panel. You should be redirected to this page: https://fafsa.ed.gov/fotw1314/help/needhelplogin.htm

Specific Instructions for each Log in credential:

First Name: 

This is your proper name, not a nickname, and it must match exactly the name on your Social Security card. For assistance with updating the information on a Social Security card, call the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213 or visit the Social Security Administration's Web site at www.ssa.gov.

  • You can only use letters (A-Z), numbers (0-9), periods (.), apostrophes ('), dashes (-), or blanks (spaces). No other characters are allowed.
  • The first character must be a letter, and the second character cannot be a number.

Last Name:

This is your proper name, not a nickname, and it must match exactly the name on your Social Security card. For assistance with updating the information on a Social Security card, call the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213 or visit the Social Security Administration's Web site at www.ssa.gov.

  • You can only use letters (A-Z), numbers (0-9), periods (.), apostrophes ('), dashes (-), or blanks (spaces). No other characters are allowed.
  • The first character must be a letter, and the second character cannot be a number.
  • You can include suffixes (Jr., Sr., III, etc.) in the last name.

SSN: 

Enter the SSN that is printed on your Social Security card. Enter this number without dashes. For example, enter 123456789.

  • Your SSN is automatically filled in on your FAFSA based on the SSN you enter on the “Login” page. If you incorrectly enter your SSN on the “Login” page, you cannot change it and you will have to start a new FAFSA.

Special instructions for citizens of the Freely Associated States.

If you do not have an SSN and are a citizen of the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, or Palau, otherwise known as the Freely Associated States, enter 666 in the first three positions of the SSN field and leave the remaining six positions blank. When your application is processed, the last six digits of the SSN will be assigned to you.

Date of Birth:

This question cannot be left blank.

You must provide your date of birth.

Enter your date of birth in "mmddyyyy" format.

For example, if your birthday is May 3, 1980, enter 05031980.

Your Social Security Number (SSN), name, and birth date must match the information on file with the Social Security Administration.

 

Contact Details:

If you are still having a hard time logging in into your account, you can contact FAFSA directly by using the information provided below:

 Help page: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/help.htm

Customer Service Operation: 

Monday through Friday: 
8 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. ET

Saturday: 
8 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET

Sunday:
12 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. ET

Not available on federal holidays.

 

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