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Your FSA ID is a user name and password used to access federal financial aid websites so you can apply for financial aid, sign an electronic promissory note, complete loan counseling sessions, view your loan account detail, and estimate your loan repayments. FSA stands for Federal Student Aid. Setting up your FSA ID is as easy as setting up online banking access.

Master Promissory Note

Use this site to complete your online Master Promissory Note for Federal Direct Student Loans and Parent PLUS loans. You will need to have a PIN from the U.S. Department of Education in order to electronically sign your Master Promissory Note (MPN).

Direct Loan Servicers

Use this site to view your loan accounts and to transact business such as changing your address or selecting your repayment option.


The online application for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Apply for all federal aid and make corrections to application.

Information regarding student loan programs and a budget calculator that lets you enter estimated income and expenses and determine your financial need for the school year.

NSLDS ~ Your Financial Aid History

From this web site, you can access a national database that provides detailed information about the loans and Pell Grants you have received historically. It includes Perkins, PLUS, FFEL, and Direct Loan information.

Perkins loan servicer – ECSI

Students with a Perkins Loan will use this web site to complete an exit interview and to manage your account online.

Financial Literacy

Boise State subscribes to an online financial literacy course for our students, families, and prospective students. It includes great budget calculators based on starting salaries for college graduates.

College Navigator

One site for all the consumer data you would want to know about each and every college and school. For any college you choose, you can see enrollment, financial aid, tuition/fees, retention/graduation rates, security specifics and so much more.

Articles and calculators provide a wealth of information about paying for college, scholarships, and financial aid. Both students and parents can benefit from the resources provided.


FinAid is an excellent user-friendly resource for students and parents! It provides a variety of “calculators” that you can use to estimate your Expected Family Contribution (EFC), college costs projector, and loan repayments. If you have a question about financing a college education now OR later, you will likely find an answer at this site.


An online tool provided by the U.S. Department of Education to project a family’s Estimated Family Contribution (EFC). The EFC is an index used to determine the types and amounts of financial aid available to a student.

Straightforward and easy-to-understand information about planning and paying for college can be found at this site. If you don’t exactly know where to find an answer to a question, this is a terrific starting point!

Loan Consolidation

The Direct Loan Servicer offers loan consolidation. This site explains everything you need to know about consolidating AND applying online.

Reporting Fraud, Waste and Abuse

To report fraud, waste, abuse, misuse or mismanagement of U.S. Department of Education program funds, you may use an online Hotline Complaint form or call the Hotline’s toll free number at: 1-800-MIS-USED. Complaints may be concerning employees, fund recipients, educational institutions, contractors, collection agencies, or lending institutions.

Selective Service

Use this site to register for selective service or to verify your registration.

Federal Student Aid Ombudsman

The Federal Student Aid Ombudsman of the Department of Education helps resolve disputes and solve other problems with federal student loans.

Student Aid Guide

The Student Aid Guide is the most comprehensive electronic publication on student financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education. Grants, loans, and work-study are the three major forms of student financial aid available through the federal Student Financial Assistance Programs. The Student Guide tells you about the programs and how to apply for them.

Internal Revenue Service

The IRS or a tax preparer are your best sources of information about education tax credits.