Continuing Education

Apply for Aid STEP 2

STEP 2 – Get a PIN

Apply for a Federal PIN at www.pin.ed.gov (if you don’t already have one). You will need this PIN to electronically sign your FAFSA.  If you are a dependent, your parents will also need to get a PIN at www.pin.ed.gov to electronically sign the FAFSA.  This will ensure the quickest, most accurate filing process.  In addition, your PIN will allow you to:

  • View the status and results of your FAFSA application on the FAFSA web site.
  • Make corrections to your FAFSA on the web site.
  • Access your Federal Student Financial Assistance information on the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) web site.
  • Make address corrections to a Direct Loan account, calculate a repayment schedule, and get interactive counseling on deferment or forbearance for any Direct Loans on the Direct Loan Servicing web site.
  • Complete Loan Entrance & Exit Counseling.
  • Sign your Direct Loan Master Promissory Note.
  • Request a duplicate of your Student Aid Report (SAR).

Go to Step 3 – Filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or click on a link to go to that step: STEP 1 -> STEP 3 -> STEP 4 -> STEP 5 -> STEP 6 -> STEP 7