National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)
Tracking your student loan borrowing is easy with the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS). NSLDS is the U.S. Department of Education's database for student aid and provides a centralized, integrated view of a student’s federal loan borrowing and federal grant usage. With NSLDS you can:
- Identify the types of federal student loans, Pell grant eligibility, and your federal loan servicers
- Track how much student loan debt you have and the interest rate for each, and
- Monitor your account for repayment terms and conditions
Click "Financial Aid Review" once on the NSLDS site. You will need your FSA ID to access NSLDS.
Before contacting your federal student loan servicer to discuss repayment plans, we encourage students to use the U.S. Department of Education’s Repayment Estimator to get an early look at which plans you may be eligible for and see estimates for how much you would pay monthly and overall. To view estimates based on your actual student loan information, you will need to log in using your FSA ID. Otherwise, you may still use the site by adding your loans manually or using average loan balances.
Financial Awareness Counseling
Financial Awareness Counseling, from the Department of Education, provides tools and information to help you understand financial aid and assist with managing your finances. This is a good resource for anyone who is currently paying for or planning to pay for higher education. You will need your FSA ID, the same one used with the FAFSA, to access the site.
Have you found yourself in default on your federal student loans and need options? Don’t worry we're here to help! Madison College, in partnership with Higher Education Support Services (HESS), has provided an opportunity for you to receive personal assistance. HESS has trained student loan assistance counselors that will provide confidential and FREE advice, tips, and resources to Madison College students who are looking to reverse the negative effects of federal student loan default. Contact HESS to find out what your next steps are today! You can call 800-815-1288 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.