We encourage all students and their parents to get a Department of Education PIN (Personal Identification Number).

What is a PIN?

Your PIN is an electronic signature used to sign the online Federal Student Aid application. Parents of dependent students must also obtain they own PIN. Their electronic signature will be required for the FAFSA to be processed.

Your PIN can be used each year to electronically apply for federal student aid and to access your Federal Student Aid records online. If you receive a PIN, you agree not to share it with anyone. Your PIN serves as your electronic signature and provides access to your personal records, so you should never give your PIN to anyone, including commercial services that offer to help you complete your FAFSA. Be sure to keep your PIN in a safe place.