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How to access the NSLDS (your student loan data)

access nslds student loan data

How to access your student loan data

Here are the steps. You can also download our instructive PDF here.

  1. To access your student loans data on the NSLDS, visit https://studentaid.gov
  2. Choose Log In
  3. Enter your FSA ID & Password
  4. Accept the Terms and Conditions
  5. After you’ve entered the system, hover over your name which is in the top right of the screen.
  6. Select My Aid
  7. Next, select Download My Aid Data which is to the right.
  8. The next windows informs you to protect the downloaded file which contains personally identifiable data and financial information. It is advisable to download this in the privacy of your home and not at public internet locations. Select Continue.
  9.  This downloaded text file can now be sent to your financial advisor for analysis and recommendations based on your specific goals. Again, please protect this file as it contains personal financial information about your student loans.
About the Author

Jantz Hoffman

Jantz is the executive director and co-instructor at the CSLA Institute who administers and oversees the ethical and professional standards of the Certified Student Loan Professional (CSLP®) designation.

He received his masters in business with a certificate in finance from Colorado State University in 2014 and his bachelors degree in education from Humboldt State University in 2002.

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