Understanding the repayment process is the first step to staying on top of your loans. The following resources are available to make repayment easier for you.
View your Loan History
The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) provides information such as the type(s) of loans you have taken out, outstanding principal and interest, the total amount of all your loans, and who your loan servicer is. You will need your FSA ID to sign in to NSLDS.
NSLDS has information about only your federal student loans—private loans are not included.
This is the official website for Federal Student Aid, maintained by The Department of Education. Studentaid.ed.gov is the best site for students with further questions about the FAFSA or anything else aid related.
Once your Federal Student Loans are disbursed, you are assigned a loan servicer by the Department of Education. The loan servicer is the company that handles the billing and other services of your loan. You can find out who your servicer is by logging into the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS).
Nelnet is one of many loan servicers. Your Federal Student Loans go through three stages. Its important to have an understanding of how your loans work during each stage, before you are required to repay them.