<p>This year, I created an account for fafsa4caster just to get an idea of what my EFC would be like.</p>

<p>Next year, when I file for the actual FAFSA, do I need to create a whole new account again or should I be using the same one I have for fafsa4caster? In fafsa4caster, I used my real name, real adddress, SS# etc.</p>

<p>Use the same one and same PIN etc. It should give you the option to “populate” the 2011-2012 form with your personal data.</p>