Do you know how much you have received in federal loans and/or grants? If not, you should consider using the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) to review your federal aid history. If you are curious to know your federal loan or Pell Grant history, you should create an account with NSLDS. NSLDS is the Department of Education’s central database for student aid. Creating an account with NSLDS provides you with a composite view of your student loans and/or grants data. NSLDS provides you with information about your loan amounts, loan holders, schools associated with each loan, Pell Grant amounts, schools associated with each grant, repayment status, and much more. This is a great way to be aware of your loan and/or grant history, so you can better plan and prepare for future semesters.
You will need the following information to set up your account:
- Your social security number
- Your date of birth
- Your U.S. Department of Education PIN
To create an account with NSLDS visit their website at http://www.nslds.ed.gov/nslds_SA/.