One of the most tedious aspects of getting into a good college is completing college applications, filling out financial aide forms, applying for outside scholarships online and so on. This means creating unique accounts, user names and passwords for each of these processes. Since the websites you'll use often have different user name and password requirements, you must keep track of a handful of log-ins and passwords that often have very little in common. Thankfully, if you can't find your FAFSA website PIN, it's remarkably easy to get a duplicate PIN.

Go to the FAFSA PIN website (see References). This website is different from the general FAFSA website and has all the information specifically pertaining to your FAFSA PIN.

Select "Request a Duplicate Pin" on the menu of choices on the left side of your screen.

Answer the three challenge questions required to reset your FAFSA pin. You can manually type in the answers, but the PIN website suggests using the virtual keypad to protect your identity.

Select "Submit Request," then answer the challenge question that appears on the next screen. Once your challenge question is answered correctly, select "Submit Request."

Double-check the address and contact information on file as displayed on the screen to make sure it is correct, then scroll down to select the format in which you'd like to receive your PIN. You can choose to have your PIN displayed immediately on your screen (the "Display Now" option), emailed or sent via postal mail.

Select the "Submit Request" button.


If you need to use your PIN quickly, selecting the "Display Immediately" option is probably your best bet. The PIN will appear on the following screen and can be printed quickly for safe-keeping.

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Melanie Duppins began writing professionally in 2010. Since then, she's been published in the "Huffington Post." She brings expertise in education issues, the college application process, and a myriad of other topics to Demand Studios. Melanie holds a Bachelors of Arts in literature from American University.