National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) for Students
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NSLDS is a repository of information from many sources. Changes to the data are made by those sources. Collecting the data into one central location such as NSLDS gives you convenience and saves you time. If for any reason you disagree with the information reported to NSLDS, please contact one or more of the sources of your data listed on the detail pages on this site. The Department is also available as a resource at 1-800-4FEDAID if you need additional assistance. Your comments and corrections will help improve the services NSLDS provides.
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Student loans, unlike grants and work-study, are borrowed money that must be repaid, with interest, just like car loans and home mortgages. You cannot have these loans canceled because you didn’t like the education you received, didn’t get a job in your field of study or because you’re having financial difficulty. Loans are legal obligations that you’ll have to repay.


Exit Counseling:

  • Is required before you withdraw, graduate, or drop below half-time attendance (even if you plan to transfer to another school)
  • Helps you understand your rights and responsibilities as a student loan borrower
  • Provides useful tips and information to help you manage your loans

This counseling session covers the following federal student loan types:

William D. Ford Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans

  • Direct Subsidized Loans
  • Direct Unsubsidized Loans
  • Direct PLUS Loans (for graduate/professional students)

Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program loans

  • Subsidized Federal Stafford Loans
  • Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans
  • Federal PLUS Loans (for graduate/professional students)

Your school may instruct you to complete this online exit counseling or choose to provide exit counseling in person. Check with your school’s financial aid office to confirm that this online counseling will satisfy your school’s exit counseling requirements before completing the session.
 


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Information contained on these pages reflects the most current data in the NSLDS database. The data contained on this site is for general information purposes and should not be used to determine eligibility, loan payoffs, overpayment status, or tax reporting. Please consult the Financial Aid Officer at your school or the specific holder of your debts for further information.

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