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Student loan borrowers tend to end up with multiple federal student loans, which can make keeping track of it all quite difficult. The good news is that you can find all of your federal student loans in the National Student Loan Data System.

Written by Attorney Andrea Wimmer.  
Updated March 4, 2021


Student loan borrowers tend to end up with multiple federal student loans, which can make keeping track of it all quite difficult. The good news is that you can find all of your federal student loans in the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS). That’s true even if you’re in deferment or delinquency status. 

You can access your file in the NSLDS by visiting studentaid.gov and logging in to your account: 

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You can then log in, using your FSA ID username, e-mail or mobile phone number and password. If you don’t have an account, all you need to create one is your social security number and your own mobile phone number and/or email address. You cannot create an account for someone. 

Once logged in, you’ll see your dashboard. It will show your total loan balance and certain details, including a breakdown by loan.

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From there, you can view your loan details and your servicer details, including their phone number and mailing address. 

For your federal student loans, NSLDS is an invaluable resource, especially if you have multiple loans with multiple different servicers. 



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Andrea practiced exclusively as a bankruptcy attorney in consumer Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases for more than 10 years before joining Upsolve, first as a contributing writer and editor and ultimately joining the team as Managing Editor. While in private practice, Andrea handled... read more about Attorney Andrea Wimmer

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