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.
Financial Aid Office
376 Hale Street, Beverly, MA 01915