MyFA Forms

In an effort to provide the best student experience we can, as of November 29, 2021, students will be able to complete the majority of forms online, through MyFA Forms. You are able to:

  • Complete financial aid forms on your phone, tablet or computer
  • Securely upload documents from any device
  • E-sign documents — both you and your parents
  • Manage your financial aid tasks online
  • Receive automated text/email reminders about outstanding tasks and next steps

How to Create an Account for First Time Users

To complete and e-sign financial aid forms, please follow one of the options below to create an account. The first time a student logs into MyFA Forms an account will need to be created. Follow one of the two options below to create an account in MyFA Forms. 

PLEASE NOTE: Before an account can be created, a 2022-2023 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or CA Dream Act Application (CADAA) must be completed and on file with SSU.

Option 1

  1. Log into Online Services (login.sonoma.edu).
  2. Click the "MyFA Forms" tile.
  3. Create your account by filling out and submitting the "Register Account" form.
    • Note: if you are a Dream student use your Dream Act I.D. in place of an SSN.
  4. Click "Register Account" button.
    • If you encounter any errors, review the Account Creation Error Messages section below.

Option 2

  1. Log into Online Services (login.sonoma.edu).
  2. On the Online Services page, click on the MySSU tile and navigate to your To Do List in the Student Center.
  3. Click on the "More" button at the bottom of your To Do List.
  4. Click on the MyFA Forms link to the right of the To Do List item.
  5. Create your account by filling out and submitting the "Register Account" form.
    • Note: if you are a Dream student use your Dream Act I.D. in place of an SSN.
  6. Click "Register Account" button.
    • If you encounter any errors, review the Account Creation Error Messages section below.

Once logged in to MyFA Forms complete all assigned tasks and securely upload required documentation.

How do I find my Dream Act I.D.

For Students who have completed a California Dream Act Application (CADAA) — When creating your MyFA Forms account you need to use your Dream Act I.D. in place of a Social Security Number. The Dream I.D. can be found on your CA Student Aid Report at Webgrants 4 Students. The information used to create your MyFA Forms account must match exactly the information on your CADAA application.

Account Creation Error Messages

Error Code 1010

Error Code 1010 indicates the student entered information into the Confirm Information section that does not match what was reported on the FAFSA or CADAA. Student name, date of birth (DOB), and identification number must match what is listed on the FAFSA or CADAA. Update the information in the Confirm Information section to match your FAFSA/CADAA. Students who have not completed a FAFSA or CADAA application will also receive this message.

Common data entry errors include:

  • Not including suffixes in the last name that was included on the FAFSA/CADAA. i.e. Evans Jr.
  • Using a nickname or shorter version of full name when the full name was used on the FAFSA/CADAA, i.e. Rich instead of Richard.
  • Extra spaces were entered between names on the FAFSA/CADAA, but not during account creation in MyFA Forms, i.e. McFadden was entered in MyFA Forms and Mc Fadden was listed on the FAFSA.
  • Special characters entered in name on FAFSA, and not entered when creating an account, i.e. La'Juan.

Error Code 1005

A student is unable to create an account in MyFA Forms, because the Social Security Administration has a name, DOB, and/or SSN mismatch on the FAFSA application. Student name, DOB, and SSN on the FAFSA must match what is on file with the Social Security Administration. 

Parent Error Code

The parent of a dependent student will not be able to create and account until the student sends the e-signature request to the parent through MyFA Forms. Additionally, if the student cancels the e-signature request the parent will not able to create an account. Only the parent that the e-signature request was sent to can create a parent account. The parent must use the information as reported on the FAFSA for the parent the request was sent to. For example, if the student sends a request to Parent 1, then that parent's information (as it is reported on the FAFSA) must be used to create the account. The parent should also make sure that they are entering the student's information correctly as it appears on the FAFSA.

For additional help, please contact the Financial Aid Office at (707) 664-2389.

We encourage you to complete your tasks in MyFA Forms as soon as possible. Your file will be considered complete once ALL required documents are received and reviewed. As we review your documentation, there may be additional forms and/or information required. To prevent delays opt-in to text alerts in MyFA Forms. Also check your MySSU portal and email weekly for updates regarding additional requirements. Your file must be complete prior to your financial aid being finalized and disbursed.