It is important to gather all information pertaining to your student loans. You should be aware of how much you have borrowed, when your grace period ends, the amount of your payments and when they are due. The U.S. Department of Education’s National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) contains the status of your loans, balance amounts, and the agency who services your student loans. The agency that services your student loans is where you will be sending payments. You can access NSLDS online at www.nslds.ed.gov.
Federal Direct Stafford loan borrowers have online access to Direct Loan account information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at Direct Loans on the Web at www.dl.ed.gov. Perkins Loans are serviced by ECSI and loan information can be viewed at www.ecsi.net.