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.
Warning: Touring Exit Counseling does not fulfill Exit Counseling Requirement.

At the end of the exit counseling session, you will be asked for information that will be included as part of your loan records. This includes names, addresses and phone numbers for your next of kin, two references who live in the United States, and your future employer (if known). You will also need your driver’s license number if you have one. Having this information with you when you start will make your exit counseling session go more quickly and smoothly.

The exit counseling session consists of the following sections: 

  • Getting Started
    • Types of Federal Student Loans
    • Loan Terminology 

  • Repaying Your Loan 
    • Loan Summary Information (NSLDS)
    • Interest Rates & Payment of Interest
    • Entering Repayment 
    • Repayment Incentives 
    • Repayment Plans
    • Making Payments 

  • Having Trouble Making Payments 
    • Deferments 
    • Forbearances 
    • Delinquency and Default 
    • Loan Consolidation 

  • Discharge and Forgiveness 
    • Loan Discharge
    • Loan Forgiveness 

  • Resources
    • Financial Literacy 
    • Additional Information
    • Borrower's Rights and Responsibilities

Take your time to carefully review the information in each section. There will be a series of short quizzes that you will be required to complete before continuing through the session. Please note that you must complete the entire session once you begin. If you exit the counseling before completing the session and return later, you will need to start over from the beginning. The entire session takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.



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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