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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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Useful Resources

Agreement to Serve Website

For detailed information regarding your TEACH Grant, please visit

Highly-Qualified Teacher Requirements

To review the requirements for being a highly-qualified teacher, please visit

Department of Education Low-Income School Directory

To search the Department's Annual Directory of Low-Income Schools, please visit

Department of Education Annual Teacher Shortage Areas Nationwide Listing

To search the Nationwide Listing, please visit

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Note: The Nationwide Listing includes both subject areas and geographic shortage areas. To qualify based on teaching in a high-need field that is included in the Nationwide Listing, you must teach in a listed subject shortage area, not a geographic shortage area.

Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA)

To view the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA), please visit

Repayment Plan Calculators

To access the online repayment calculators for estimates of your monthly payments under the Standard, Graduated, Extended, and Income Contingent repayment plans based on various debt levels upon entering repayment, please visit

For the Income-Based Repayment Plan, use the calculator at the link provided above to evaluate your eligibility for this plan and estimate your initial Income-Based Repayment Plan monthly payment amount.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness

For information about the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, please visit

Loan Consolidation

A Direct Consolidation Loan Program is available that allows you to consolidate (combine) one or more of your eligible federal education loans into one loan. Consolidation allows you to extend the period of time that you have to repay your loans, and to combine several loan debts into a single monthly payment. However, you will pay more interest if you extend your repayment period through consolidation, since you will be making payments for a longer period of time. If your TEACH Grant is converted to a Direct Unsubsidized Loan, it may be consolidated into a Direct Consolidation Loan. Contact your Federal Loan servicer for more information about loan consolidation.


The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) contains information about all Title IV loans you have received, including TEACH Grants that have been converted to Direct Unsubsidized Loans. To access NSLDS, please visit

Federal Student Aid Ombudsman

The U.S. Department of Education's Federal Student Aid Ombudsman can help resolve problems related to student loans (including TEACH Grants that have been converted to Direct Unsubsidized Loans) when other approaches have failed. It is important to keep all of your TEACH Grant papers and correspondence for your records. You should contact your TEACH Grant servicer or Federal Loan servicer first to try and resolve the problem. If you are unable to resolve the problem on your own, you may contact the FSA Ombudsman for assistance. You can reach the FSA Ombudsman at:

Office of the Ombudsman
United States Department of Education
830 First Street NE
4th Floor UCP-3/MS 5144
Washington, DC 20201-5144
Toll-free phone: (877) 557-2575
Internet Websites: or


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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