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FSA ID enhancements implemented

By Beth Ziehmer

May 17, 2017

The May 15 Electronic Announcement announced that FSA ID enhancements were implemented on May 14 as described in the April 18 Electronic Announcement.

Students and parents may now use text messaging as a means to get a secure code to unlock a forgotten user name or password. A Creating and Using Your FSA ID fact sheet is now available, as well as video tutorials.

The IRS DRT continues to be unavailable for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 FAFSA processing cycles. When the DRT is reinstated for the 2018-19 FAFSA cycle, the data being transferred by the IRS will not display for the student or parent, to keep the information from being visible to potentially malicious individuals.

Mapping Your Future recently released a "Tips for completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) without the IRS Data Retrieval Tool" flyer to help you communicate with your students and parents about completing the FAFSA.

PDF version of the flyer is available. Member schools and schools in Sponsored states also can download a customizable version of the flyer in Member Resources within the secure Access Area.

Mapping Your Future hosted April webinars about Creating and using the FSA ID. Webinar recordings are available on the Webinars on-demand page.

Contact us at feedback@mappingyourfuture.org or (800) 374-4072 with any questions or suggestions.