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How do I find out information about my student loans?

You can find information about your student loans, including your balance, through the U.S. Department of Education for federal loans, or through your student loan servicer for private loans.

Federal Student Loans

The definitive source for information on your federal student loans is the U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid website. Through this website you can access information about your federal student loans.

Private Student Loans

To find out information on your private student loans, you’ll need to contact each of your private student loan servicers to determine your total loan balance or check your credit report.

Unlike federal student loans, there is not a single website that contains information about all of your private student loans. Your private student loans will not be listed the U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid website because the system shows only your federal student loans.

If you do not know what private student loans you might have, request a free credit report at Private student lenders may report your loans to credit reporting agencies even while you’re still in school or in deferment.

Here are some tips for taking control of your student loans.