The U.S. Department of Education has created a secure central database of all
federal educational loans and grants tracking them from the time that they are
approved until the loan has been paid off. It is called the National Student
Loan Data System or NSLDS.
The NSLDS database allows student and parent borrowers to track and manage
their federal student grants and loans online. It includes the amount borrowed,
outstanding balances and current status of the loan.
The web address is www.nslds.ed.gov and it can be
accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Borrowers need the use their FAFSA
pin number to access their financial aid records. If a borrower has forgotten
their pin number, they can request one at www.pin.ed.gov.
From the home page at www.nslds.ed.gov, borrowers should
select Financial Aid Review and then key in their “identifiers” including their
social security numbers, the first two letters of their last name, date of birth
and pin number. If borrowers have questions with this process, they should call
the Federal Student Aid Information Center at (800) 4FED.AID.
- Keep in mind that the NSLDS web site only includes federal loan information
including the Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Stafford Loans and Federal PLUS
Loans. It does not include any information on the Endicott No Interest Loan or
any private loans that may have been used to pay for education.
- We are required to inform the student or parent that the loan will be submitted to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS), and will be accessible to guaranty agencies, lenders, and schools determined to be authorized users of the data system.