JOURNEY TO COLLEGE (resources from the Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development)
What is an FSA ID?
The FSA ID allows students and parents to identify themselves electronically to access FSA Web sites.
An FSA ID is made up of a username and password and can be used to log into FAFSA on the Web.
While you are not required to have an FSA ID to complete and submit a FAFSA on the Webapplication, it is the fastest way to sign your application and have it processed. It is also the only way to access or correct your information online, or to pre-fill a FAFSA on the Web application with information from your previous year's FAFSA.
If you do not already have an FSA ID, you can create an FSA ID.
If you have an FSA ID but do not remember your username, click Forgot Username.
If you have an FSA ID but do not remember your password, click Forgot Password.
What are the deadlines for filling out the FAFSA?
To be considered for federal student aid, you must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which opens each year on October 1.
You can find your state’s deadline at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa#deadlines. Check with your college about its deadlines.
Because of the variation in state and college deadlines, it is highly recommended that you fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can after October 1 to ensure that you do not miss out on available aid.