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 web site available?
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.
What information is available to me through the NSLDS Student Access web site?
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.
- The Glossary of Terms page provides more detailed information on terms used on this web site.
- The Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FED-AID/TDD 1-800-730-8913 is available 8AM to 10PM (Eastern Time), Monday through Friday, except federal holidays.
- Access to the Federal Student Aid Information Center Help page is available by clicking the Contact US link in the menu above.