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.

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.