Using the NSLDS

Using the NSLDS

This module explains how to use the National Student Loan Data System to retrieve a client’s student loan profile. Using the NSLDS allows the advisor (and the client) to retrieve current information about all of their federal student loans. This includes the term, interest rate, type, subsidized or unsubsidized, original amount, school and current balance.


Topic Features

  1. How to access the NSLDS
  2. Features of the system
  3. How to download the data

Forms, Documents, Articles

  • NSLDS “Reorganizer” Excel File
  • Student loan borrowers – avoiding scams
  • PDF document on how to retrieve student data