How do I download my loan data from the National Student Loan Data System?

In order to download your federal student loan data, or NSLDS file, you will log into the NSLDS system at using your FSA ID. This is a user id that you created within the Federal Student Aid system when you took out your loans.

Once you're logged into the NSLDS system, accept the disclaimer and then click on the file icon above your loan summary to initiate the download process.

Once you confirm that you'd like to download the file, the system will save a copy of your NSLDS file ("MyStudentData.txt") to the Downloads folder on your computer.

Be sure to log out of the NSDLS website when you are done.

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