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If, you cannot locate your loan lender, servicer or loan amounts, there are diverse ways to get this information. Let’s review several options.

The National Student Loan Data System(NSLDS)

This website allows you access details about your Stafford and Perkins loans. Run by the US Department of Education, it will give you details on your loan balances, disbursement and loan status.

Step 1: Go to www.nslds.ed.gov

Step 2: First, you need to get a Personal Identification Number (PIN). This pin is your own unique digital signature and will give you access to all your personal records with the US Department of Education Systems.

The US Department of Education has a pin website. Click on FAQ on the NSLDS website. That will lead you to the PIN Website. On the PIN Website, click on apply for pin and fill the form.

It will take 3 days to receive email instructions on how to get your pin electronically but if you choose to receive your pin via post, itmight take about 10 days.

Step 3: Go to www.nslds.ed.gov and click on financial aid review and the gathering your info screen will appear.

Step 4: Read the privacy statement and if you agree click Accept.

Step 5: Enter your PIN, SSN, the first 2 letters of your last name and your Date of Birth to confirm your identity. Go on to electronically sign your documents.

Step 6: The Financial Aid Review section will now list your Title I loans including Amount, Loan date, Disbursed Amount and outstanding interest and principal.

If you have any questions, call 800-4FEDAID.

The National Student Clearing House

This is a non-profit website created by lending institutions, educational institutions, loan guarantors and other loan agencies to serve as a rallying point for all information about loans.

If you need to find out information about your Stafford Loan, just simply access a Loan Locator on their website and you have all you need.

Step 1: Go to www.nslc.org. You will find loan locator on the students page.

Step 2: Click on loan locator and enter your social security number and Date of Birth.

Step 3: The primary Loan Contacts page will list your lending organization(s).

Request Your Credit Report

Since all the student loan lenders report to the three main credit reporting agencies, this is an excellent way to figure out specific details regarding your loans such as, loan amount, type of loan, lender, and servicer. Follow the steps to request your free credit reports:

Step 1: Go to: https://www.annualcreditreport.com

Step 2: Click the the red button that says “Request your free credit reports”

Step 3: Fill out the form, pick the reports you want, and request and review your reports online.

The Federal Student Aid Information Center

To find out who your Stafford and/or Perkins lender(s) are, contact the Federal Student Aid Information Center.

Step 1: Call (800)-433-3243. Listen to the telephone menu and select Option Three: Borrower Loan Tracking Division.

Step 2: Access your lender history using your Social Security number, date of birth and any other identifying information requested of you.


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