National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)

National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS), www.nslds.ed.gov, is the U.S. Department of Education's central database for student aid. The database tells students where they can find out who services their federal loans, what kind of loan they have, or how much they borrowed. To access this database, students need to use their Federal Student Aid personal identification number (PIN), which is available at www.pin.ed.gov/PINWebApp/pinindex.jsp.

You can download your NSLDS loan information into a text file format called MyStudentData located on the Financial Aid Review or Loan Detail page. The downloaded file can then be viewed, printed, and saved to a local drive. In fact, you can even upload the data into PayBackSmarter so you don't have to manually enter it. You can do so here: "Customize my loan amounts."