National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) is the U.S. Department of Education's
central database for student aid. It receives data from schools, agencies that
guaranty loans, the Direct Loan program, and other U.S. Department of Education
programs. NSLDS provides a centralized, integrated view of Title IV loans and
grants that are tracked through their entire cycle; from aid approval through
The NSLDS Student Access web site is available
24 hours a day, 7 days a week. However, maintenance of the NSLDS database can
occur on the weekends or late hours. This may cause the site to be unavailable
for a brief period while maintenance is performed.
You can use the web
site to make inquiries about your Title IV loans and/or grants. The site
displays information on loan and/or grant amounts, outstanding balances, loan
statuses, and disbursements. The Glossary of Terms
contains information on terms relating to loans and grants.
Information about the loan servicer for your federal loans, including contact information, is also available.
In order to use the NSLDS
Student Access web site, you will need to provide your Social Security number
(SSN), the first two letters of your last name, your date of birth, and your FSA ID (a user-selected username and password).
The unique nature of the FSA ID which is needed to access the NSLDS Student Access web site makes it as
secure as using an ATM.