With recent changes in federal law, you may leave school with a mix of federal student loans: Direct loans, loans issued through the Federal Family Education Loan Program, and loans once funded through private lenders that have been sold to the federal government. As a result, you may be making student loan payments to several different organizations.
USA Funds® has gathered here several resources for managing multiple federal student loan types.
Loan Information Access
National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)
Provides information about federal student loans and grants through programs administered by the U.S. Department of Education programs. (For information about private student loans, please contact your lender.
Online process for requesting a PIN to be used with the NSLDS.
Direct Consolidation Loan
Information about consolidating loans – which types can be consolidated, requirements for consolidation, applying, payment plans, and more.
For an explanation of the benefits of loan consolidation, see our Repayment Options page.