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FAFSA Parent PIN

daiikondaiikon Posts: 225Registered User Junior Member
I submitted my FAFSA application several days ago, and they haven't mailed me my my parent's PIN yet. Should I call or email? How long does it usually take for them to mail it?

Thanls.
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Replies to: FAFSA Parent PIN

  • thumper1thumper1 Posts: 32,633Registered User Senior Member
    Since you are using a computer, it is usually better to apply for that PIN online.
  • ChedvaChedva Posts: 18,453Super Moderator Senior Member
    How did you "submit" the FAFSA without a PIN? Did you print out the signature page, sign and mail it? If so, you don't need a PIN. The PIN is only for electronic signatures.

    Did you request the PIN on line? That goes to an e-mail account. If you're waiting for the PIN by snail mail, it can take 2-4 weeks to receive.
  • nicesocksnicesocks Posts: 185Registered User Junior Member
    if you did it online, you'll receive your pin within 1-3 days via e-mail.
  • daiikondaiikon Posts: 225Registered User Junior Member
    I submitted the FAFSA without the Parent PIN signature, because they said after they email it to me, I can go back in and sign it, but I haven't received it yet.

    ETA: Okay, I'm guessing I know why my parents haven't gotten their PIN. I didn't put down an email address for either one of them, so I'm guessing that they'll send it snail mail instead? I was thinking that they would send it to my e-mail address, but I guess I was wrong.
  • nicesocksnicesocks Posts: 185Registered User Junior Member
    yup, snail mail
  • SpringfieldMomSpringfieldMom Posts: 1,066Registered User Member
    We got ours via snail mail in about 4 business days. Of course, that was back in October. Things are busier now.
  • md4memd4me Posts: 396Registered User Member
    If the student has a pin number, do the parents also need one (or two)?
  • Erin's DadErin's Dad Posts: 16,493Registered User Senior Member
    Both the student and a parent need a pin.
  • SpringfieldMomSpringfieldMom Posts: 1,066Registered User Member
    And don't lose your PIN...you'll need it again next year.
  • 20092009 Posts: 16Registered User New Member
    Can someone please help me?

    I just set up my PIN successfully (through the instant method). I cleared my cache, exited the browser, reopened it, and tried to set one up for one of my parents. After we filled out all of the information, though, it said that I had already applied for a PIN (ie my dad wasn't able to get a PIN). What am I doing wrong?
  • thumper1thumper1 Posts: 32,633Registered User Senior Member
    Well...when your parent applies for a PIN, ALL of the information on the PIN request is the PARENT information (parent name, parent address, parent SS number, etc). Did you put your information by mistake?
  • 20092009 Posts: 16Registered User New Member
    No. We do have the same address though--not sure if that matters.
  • swimcatsmomswimcatsmom Posts: 14,877Registered User Senior Member
    Last year when we were setting ours up we got my daughters by email but my husbands arrived by snailmail. Can't remember why.

    Call or email and ask
    FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid
  • JustaMom5465JustaMom5465 Posts: 1,187Registered User Senior Member
    Thank Goodness for CC, I had no idea that the parents and students need separate PINs.

    If DH and I file a joint tax return, do I need THREE PINs, one for DD, one for DH, and one for myself? Or just one for DD and one for me?
  • swimcatsmomswimcatsmom Posts: 14,877Registered User Senior Member
    Just the student and one parent each need a pin. Does not matter which. In our case my husband has the pin (even though I do all the FAFSA stuff) because I am an alien (legal and from the planet earth) and I was not sure I would not cause a blip in the system.
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