What is the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)?
The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) is the U.S. Department of Education’s central database for Federal student aid. NSLDS receives data from schools, guaranty agencies, the Direct Loan program, and other Department of Education programs and provides a centralized, integrated view of all Title IV loans and grants. You may access all of your current and prior Federal grant and loan information on the NSLDS website. Parents may access NSLDS for information on the Federal Direct PLUS loans.
Please note: Information on a pending loan will not be available until approximately 2 weeks after the loan has disbursed to the school.
There are currently several different servicing agencies that your Federal loans may be serviced through. To verify who is currently servicing your loans, please visit http://www.nslds.ed.gov/ and choose “Financial Aid Review.” Press “Accept” twice. Log in using your social security number, first two characters of your last name, date of birth, and the same federal PIN that was used on your FAFSA. Click on the number in the first column under “Loans” for details regarding your loan.
If you have more than one loan you will have to click on each number associated with each loan. This will show the loan, the school you received the loan through, the disbursement amounts and dates, and it will also display the servicer agency information. Sometimes a loan can be transferred to a different servicer. Therefore, you will want to view the “Current Servicer” listed to find out who is currently servicing your loans. For any repayment inquiries regarding your loan, please contact the number listed under your current servicer.