An exhaustive resource that provides plain-English explanations of how to get a loan or scholarship and walks you through the process of filling out application forms that can be excruciatingly complex. It also has a financial aid calculator which estimates how much for which you are eligible.
The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) is the U.S. Department of Education's (ED's) central database for student aid. NSLDS receives data from schools, guaranty agencies, the Direct Loan Program, and other Department of ED programs. NSLDS Student Access provides a centralized, integrated view of all Title IV loans and grants so that recipients of the Title IV aid can access and inquire about their Title IV loans and/or grant data.
You can use this website to make inquiries about your Title IV loans and/or grants. The site displays information on loan and/or grant amounts, outstanding balances, loan statuses, and disbursements.
The NSLDS Student Access web site is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.