Signing Your FAFSA
You've taken a huge step forward in the student aid process by preparing and submitting
federal student aid application (FAFSA)!
To complete your FAFSA and move to the next phase of the student aid process, you
must officially sign the application. There are three ways to sign your FAFSA: signing
it online using a personal identification number (PIN), signing a printed signature
page from your online FAFSA application, or signing your
Student Aid Report (SAR).
- Signing online with a PIN. The fastest way to sign your FAFSA
is online using your PIN. To sign online, you must apply for a PIN at
www.pin.ed.gov. Follow the directions to apply
for a PIN or to request a duplicate PIN if you have forgotten yours. Once you have
your pin, go to
and select "Sign Electronically with Your Pin" under the "Filling Out a FAFSA" tab.
- Signing a printed FAFSA signature page. To print a FAFSA signature
page, go to
and, under the navigation tab "FAFSA Follow-Up," select "Check Status of a Submitted
FAFSA or Print Signature Page." Follow the directions for signing and submitting
your signature page.
- Signing your Student Aid Report. Once your FAFSA is processed,
the federal Department of Education sends you a Student Aid Report (SAR), which
is a summary of your aid application that shows your
expected family contribution (EFC).
When you receive your SAR, look for instructions on signing and mailing it back.