If you do not have a Social Security Number (SSN) and are not a citizen of the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, or Palau, otherwise known as the “Freely Associated States,” you cannot complete a FAFSA.
If you are a citizen of the Freely Associated States and you do not have an SSN, enter 666 in the first three positions of the SSN field. Leave the remaining six positions blank. Our system will assign you an SSN with the last six digits and display it in a message box when you reach the “Sign and Submit” page.
To retrieve a saved application, you must provide your first name, last name, SSN, date of birth, and the Save Key entered when you began your initial FAFSA.
- If you save and exit your application prior to receiving the assigned 9 digit SSN, you will need to enter only 666 in the first three positions of the SSN field when logging back in to continue.
- If our system has already assigned you an SSN with the last six digits, you will need to enter the full assigned 9 digit SSN to open the saved application.
If our system has previously assigned you a nine-digit identifier beginning with 888, enter that identifier, but replace the 888 with 666.
Note: You should save the nine-digit SSN that is assigned to you and continue to use the same number every year you complete a FAFSA.