How to Use NSLDS

The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS®) is the U.S. Department of Education’s federal student loan database. You can access NSLDS to locate your federal student loan details and then use our student loan portfolio (pdf, 0.42 MB) to record your information and keep it organized.

Step 1

To get to the NSLDS login page, go to www.nslds.ed.gov and click the Financial Aid Review button.

Step 2

You’ll be asked for the following information in order to log on:

  • Your Social Security number
  • The first 2 letters of your last name
  • Your date of birth
  • Your PIN (visit the Federal Student Aid PIN website if you don’t have your NSLDS Personal ID Number (PIN))

Step 3

After you’ve logged on, click the blue numbers in the far left column to find the details for each of your federal student loans.

Step 4

Record your loan information in your student loan portfolio (pdf, 0.42 MB). Be sure to include your servicer information, which you can find at the bottom of the screen.

NSLDS only shows information regarding your federal student loans. Private, state, and institutional student loan data is not available on NSLDS, but you can get a free annual credit report to find the information you need if you have any of these types of loans. 

American Student Assistance® (ASA) is here to help you if you have trouble finding your student loan information or any questions about your education debt.