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How Do I Check My Student Loan Balances?

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Question: How Do I Check My Student Loan Balances?
Answer:

Checking your student loan balances via the web is easy and quick for Federal student loans such as Perkins, Stafford, and PLUS loans. The only information required is your Social Security number, date of birth, and your FAFSA PIN number.

To access your student loan balances, do the following:

  • Go to www.NSLDS.ed.gov.
  • Click on the button labeled "Financial Aid Review."
  • Click "Accept" for the website terms and conditions.
  • Click either "Accept" or "Decline" for browser-encryption (either will work).
  • Enter the required information (Social Security number, FAFSA PIN number, etc.)

To check the student loan balances for private lenders, it's best to contact those lenders directly.

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