This is question 8 on the paper FAFSA.
You must enter your Social Security Number (SSN) to be considered for Federal Student Aid.
Enter the SSN that is printed on your Social Security card. Enter this number without dashes. For example, enter 123456789.
- Your SSN is automatically filled in on your FAFSA based on the FSA ID or SSN you enter on the “Login” page. If you incorrectly enter your SSN on the “Login” page, you cannot change it and you will have to start a new FAFSA.
Special instructions for citizens of the Freely Associated States.
If you do not have an SSN and are a citizen of the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, or Palau, otherwise known as the Freely Associated States, enter 666 in the first three positions of the SSN field and leave the remaining six positions blank. When your application is processed, the last six digits of the SSN will be assigned to you. You should save that number and continue to use the same one every year you complete a FAFSA.
If our system has assigned you a nine-digit identifier beginning with 888, enter that identifier, but replace the 888 with 666.