The National Student Loan Data System login page (NSLDS Login page) is an online portal that enables only authorized users to log in to the NSLDS Professional Access Website, using their FSA ID and Password. Your password must be reset every 90 days.
This page contains general information regarding accessing the NSLDS Professional Access Website or resetting your password. Additionally, it discusses steps you need to take in order to create an account (FSA ID username and password). Keep in mind, though, that like this website, it only gives general information. It is not the law. It is not a regulation. It is not legal advice.
What You Need To Know About The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)
The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) is the national database of information about loans and grants awarded to students under Title IV of the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965, as amended. NSLDS provides a centralized, integrated view of Title IV loans and grants during their complete life cycle, from aid approval through disbursement, repayment, deferment, delinquency, and closure.
Access to NSLDS information is granted to individuals whose specific job responsibilities include at least one of the following activities:
- Determining a specific student applicant’s eligibility for Title IV student aid;
- Billing and collecting on a Title IV loan or grant overpayment;
- Enforcing the terms of a Title IV loan or grant;
- Submitting student enrollment information;
- Ensuring the accuracy of a financial aid or borrower record;
- Assisting with default aversion activities; and
- Obtaining default rate information.
Individuals without these job related responsibilities should immediately be deleted from NSLDS access. Your organization is responsible for maintaining an accurate and current listing of active users. Employees who have left your organization should immediately be removed from the system by your Primary Destination Point Administrator (PDPA).
NSLDS Login / Sign Up Steps
If you have successfully created your student loan account (FSA ID), you can now login to your loan account with your Studentaid Gov login details. An FSA User ID is a personal username used to access one of the Federal Student Aid (FSA) systems protected by the Access and Identity Management System (AIMS). An FSA User ID and password is needed to log in to NSLDS.
Note: Students and parents have access to their own information on StudentAid.gov. A student will need to create and use their FSA User ID and password to log in.
On this page, the user can also click on the link in the Sign-Up Information section, which will direct the user to the SAIG Enrollment site. The SAIG Enrollment site contains information about enrolling for NSLDS access. Additionally, the Help Center can be accessed via the Help Center link within the Help Center tile. About NSLDS will direct the user to System Requirements, Contact NSLDS and News & Events. Contact Us link will navigate the user to pages containing relevant information.
To Login to the NSLDS Professional Access Site:
- 1) Click Log in located at the top right corner or center of the page.
- 2) User will be taken to the FSA Access and Identity Management System (AIMS) Login page
- 3) Input FSA User ID and Password
- 4) Click Login
- 5) On the Privacy Act & Warning page
- a. Review the Privacy Act & Warning Information
- b. Click Accept
- 6) On the Token Validation Page
- a. Enter the Token Validation
- b. Click Validate
- 7) On the Rules of Behavior page
- a. Review the Rules of Behavior
- b. Select the box to Acknowledge the Rules of Behavior
- c. Click Accept
Note: You may be prompted to select an organization the first time you log in to NSLDS. You can change your selection at any time by selecting a drop-down icon in the top-right hand corner of the page and selecting “Select Another Organization.”
For assistance with accessing the NSLDS Professional Access site go to Log In Information on the NSLDS Home Page. For Federal Student Aid User ID (FSA ID) and passwords rules, access HELP on the fsawebenroll.ed.gov page.