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Have you lost your loan promissory notes? Did you attend another college or two before attending UCLA and you cannot remember the type of loan or the lender? Help is available!
NSLDS maintains a central database of student aid for the US Department of Education. NSLDS allows you to access Direct, Stafford and/or Perkins Loan outstanding balances, loan statuses, and disbursements. The Direct Loan Program, PELL Grant Program and other US Department of Education programs are also on file at the NSLDS website. To access your data:
To find out which lenders hold your Stafford, Direct and/or Perkins Loan(s), contact the Federal Student Aid Information Center.
Your campus-based loans are administered by the college(s) where you received the loan funds. For inquiries regarding UCLA loans, contact Heartland ECSI at (888) 549-3274 or at www.heartland.ecsi.net. For institutions other than UCLA, contact the Financial Aid Office or Loan Office of the institution you attended or their servicer.
You can also request a credit report from a credit bureau. One free credit report can be obtained annually from each of the three reporting agencies by visiting www.annualcreditreport.com and applying. (There will be a charge for this service if you have already received your free report for the year.) Your Stafford, Direct and Perkins Loans will be listed in your credit history. If you have private/alternative loans, a credit report is the best resource of loan and/or lender information. To obtain a credit report from one of these credit bureaus, you can call or log onto:
The offices of Student Loan Services & Collections have developed MyLoanData to assist you in reviewing the federal (Direct, Perkins, Stafford, Grad PLUS, Direct Grad PLUS, Health Profession Loans, etc.) and University of California (UC)/campus-based loans you borrowed during your studies at UCLA as well as any other loan/debt you may have acquired. When accessing MyLoanData, you should have available:
MyLoanData also includes important information and links pertaining to graduate, professional, and transfer students, as well as loan consolidation. To access MyLoanData:
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