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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If you become delinquent in making payments on a Direct Unsubsidized Loan, this could lead to default.

You are considered to be in default on your loan if:

  • You do not make installment payments when due, and your failure to make payments has persisted for at least 270 days; or
  • You do not comply with other terms of your loan, and it is reasonably concluded that you no longer intend to honor your repayment obligation.

If you default:

  • Your default will be reported to national consumer reporting agencies (credit bureaus) and will adversely affect your credit history.
  • All outstanding interest may be capitalized into a new principal balance.
  • You may be required to immediately repay the entire unpaid amount of your loan.
  • You may be sued, have all or part of your federal income tax refund and other federal payments taken, and/or have your wages garnished so that your employer is required to send us part of your salary to pay off your loan.
  • You will be required to pay reasonable collection fees and costs, plus court costs and attorney fees.
  • You will lose eligibility for other federal student aid and assistance under most federal benefit programs.
  • You will lose eligibility for loan deferments and other benefits.
  • You may not be able to obtain a professional license or get hired by an employer that performs credit checks.


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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