Who is My Lender? | 04.20.09

Posted in Graduate Loans, Private Student Loans, Stafford Loan, Student Loans By Student Loan Network Staff

I’d say at least half the people I speak with have no idea who their lender is. And honestly, until you graduate and need to begin making payments it doesn’t matter. Those loans are out of sight and out of mind. But when the time comes when you need to be fiscally responsible or place your loans in a deferment it certainly helps to know who to contact.

If you have federal loans, such as the Perkins, Stafford, or Plus loan there are three different ways you can go about ascertaining who your lender is.

1. If you have your 4-digit FAFSA pin number you can go to www.nslds.ed.gov and follow the prompts.

2. You can contact the Department of Education at 800-433-3243 and request to speak with the borrower tracking department

3. You can contact your school’s financial aid office.

If you have private student loans you can request a free copy of your credit report at freecreditreport.com or annualcreditreport.com. There you will see the names of your lenders listed.

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