“The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) is the U.S. Department of Education's central database for student aid. It receives data from schools, agencies that guaranty loans, the Direct Loan program, the Pell Grant program, and other U.S. Department of Education programs. NSLDS provides a centralized, integrated view of Title IV loans and Pell grants that are tracked through their entire cycle; from aid approval through closure.”
You must have a PIN to access NSLDS. Please Note: This is the same PIN you were assigned by the U.S. Department of Education when you submitted your last FAFSA. If you have lost that PIN, or if it has been disabled and you need a new one, you may re-apply for it on-line. Simply go to the "Federal Student Aid PIN Web Site" and request your PIN.