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National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)

The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) is the U.S. Department of Education’s centralized database of all federal student aid. This system provides you with an overview of your federal student loans; your loan amounts, enrollment status, outstanding balances, loan status and disbursements.

You can access your information online at You will need to log in with your Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID.

NSLDS also provides information about your loan servicer. The loan servicer is a company that collects payments, responds to customer service inquiries, and performs other administrative tasks associated with maintaining a federal student loan. Your lender contact information is available through NSLDS, but we also have provided a servicer list for your reference as well.

A great feature of NSLDS is that you can download your loan information for your records by selecting the “MyStudentData Download” button.

While NSLDS does provide information on educational debt, it is important to note that it only provides information regarding the federal student loan programs. For information on private loans you will need to contact the lender directly. If you are unsure of your private lenders, you can contact your financial aid office or refer to your credit report.

NSLDS Does: NSLDS Does Not:
Provide loan servicer information Allow you to make payments
Show loan history and balances Provide access to apply for a different repayment plan
Show outstanding interest Provide end of year tax forms
Provide the loan exit interview for your Direct Stafford and GradPLUS Loans Store information regarding private/institutional loans