What is NSLDS?
The 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 closure.
When is the NSLDS Student Access website available?
The NSLDS Student Access website 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.
What information is available to me through the NSLDS Student Access website?
You can use the website 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.
What information do I need to use the NSLDS Student Access website?
In order to use the NSLDS Student Access website, you will need to provide your Social Security number (SSN), the first two letters of your last name, your date of birth, and your PIN (formerly known as EAC).
How secure is the NSLDS Student Access website?
The unique combination of SSN, PIN, and personal information needed to access the NSLDS Student Access website makes it as secure as using an ATM.