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Latest from FSA: Important FSA ID Updates

May 18, 2015

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As we mentioned in a recent blog article, the new FSA ID was implemented on May 10, 2015. It is replacing the Federal Student Aid PIN. FSA recently released more important information about the FSA ID.

In order to ensure that FSA ID registrants receive all email notifications, FSA has asked that schools ask their institutions’ technology support personnel to whitelist the following domain: During the registration process, users will be asked to confirm their email address, many of whom will likely use their school email account. Adding as a trusted domain will reduce the chances of FSA ID-related emails being blocked or identified as spam.

For more information on this, please see FSA’s original Electronic Announcement:


FSA ID Setup Guide

FSA has provided a one-page guide to help borrowers through the process of setting up their FSA ID. Click here to download it and share it with your students.


FAFSA on the Web Updates

Finally, FSA is making several updates to FAFSA on the Web in order to seamlessly integrate the new FSA ID, including:

  • New look to the login page
  • FSA ID status information added to the My FAFSA page
  • Save Key that allows parents and students to pass the FAFSA back and forth if they are completing it in separate locations
  • FSA ID persistence, which allows borrowers to link to the IRS, sign and submit their application, or view their Student Aid Report without having to enter their FSA ID again once it is authenticated
  • Changes resulting from the decommissioning of the FSA PIN website

More details about FAFSA on the Web changes can be found in FSA’s original Electronic Announcement:



Lou Murray, Regional Director, Nelnet Partner Solutions

Lou Murray, Regional Director, Nelnet Partner Solutions


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