Posted Date: May 7, 2015
Pamela Eliadis, Service Director, System Operations & Aid Delivery Management, Federal Student Aid
Subject: FSA ID/PIN Replacement - Please Add Fsaid.ed.gov as Trusted Domain Address
As we announced in an April 13, 2015 electronic announcement, the FSA ID will be implemented on May 10, 2015. The FSA ID will replace the Federal Student Aid PIN as the credential with which students, parents, and borrowers authenticate their identity to access their federal student aid information online and electronically sign Federal Student Aid documents. As part of the implementation, we need your assistance.
During the registration process, users will be asked to confirm their e-mail address. We expect that many users will register with their school e-mail account. In order to ensure that these users receive all e-mail notifications regarding the FSA ID, we ask that you forward this request to your Technology Support Organization and ask them to “whitelist” the following domain: fsaid.ed.gov. By adding fsaid.ed.gov to the list of trusted domain addresses used by your organization, the chances that FSA ID-related e-mail messages are blocked or identified as spam will be reduced.
Note that we have already contacted the majority of commercial e-mail providers to request that fsaid.ed.gov be added as a trusted domain. This request is specifically for postsecondary institutions using the .edu domain.
Thank you for your assistance as we complete this important upgrade.