Federal Student Aid MUST collect signatures from you and your parents (if applicable) when you file a FAFSA . No signatures, no FAFSA progress. There are three ways to sign:
The application process is much faster if you use your PIN to electronically sign your application. Also, if you already have a PIN you can use it to sign your FAFSA from one year to the next.
If you have not previously received a PIN, you have several options to apply for a PIN and have it delivered to you.
1. Access Federal Student Aid's PIN Web site at www.pin.ed.gov  and select Apply For A PIN. You may select one of the following PIN delivery methods:
2. Apply for a PIN while filling out the FAFSA. You may select one of the following PIN delivery methods:
A PIN that is viewed instantly online or is sent to you in an e-mail is considered to be conditional until your information is confirmed with the Social Security Administration (1 to 3 days from the date you first apply). You may sign your FAFSA one-time with your preliminary PIN. Once confirmation is complete, you will be able to use your PIN for other purposes (such as correcting your SAR or accessing other Federal Student Aid Web sites.
Keep in mind that you only have to apply for a PIN one-time. You and your parents (if you are a dependent student) can use the same PIN each year. To ensure quick processing, use your PIN every year to sign your FAFSA. Your parents can even use the same PIN to sign FAFSAs for your siblings.