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Locate Perkins, Stafford, and PLUS Loans

The most popular question that students ask once they graduate or withdraw from the University is, "Where's my loan?" Below, you will find two methods of identifying where your loans are and how much you owe.


NSLDS Student Access Website

What is NSLDS?

The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) is the U.S. Department of Education's central data warehouse for student aid. It receives data from schools, agencies that guaranty loans, the Direct Loan program, the Pell Grant program, and other U.S. DoE programs. NSLDS provides a centralized, integrated view of Title IV loans and Pell 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 may be performed on the weekends or during late hours. This may cause the site to be unavailable for brief periods.

What information is available to me through the NSLDS Student Access website?

You can use the web site to make inquiries about your Title IV loans and/or Pell Grants. The site displays information on loan and/or grant amounts, outstanding balances, loan status, and disbursements.

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 FAFSA Personal Identification Number (PIN).

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.

What assistance is available when using the NSLDS Student Access website?
  • The NSLDS Glossary of Terms provides more detailed information on terms used on this web site.
  • The Federal Student Aid Information Center at 800-FED-AID/TDD 800-730-8913 is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
  • The site's Contact Us page lists email addresses for the Federal Student Aid Information Center.


National Student Loan Clearinghouse

LoanLocator.org is a tool provided by the National Student Loan Clearinghouse, a non-profit organization founded by the higher education community that streamlines the student record verification process for colleges and universities, students and alumni, lending institutions, employers, and other organizations. The Clearinghouse maintains a comprehensive electronic registry of student records that provides a single, highly automated point of contact for organizations and individuals requiring timely, accurate verification of student enrollment, degree, and loan data.

Today, over 2,700 colleges, representing 91% of the nation's enrollment, participate in the Clearinghouse by providing regular student record updates on all of their currently enrolled students. Student loan providers, employers, student credit issuers, student health insurance providers, the federal government, and others access the Clearinghouse's registry over 100 million times annually to conduct electronic student record verifications.