How to Find Your Student Loan Account Number

Many people don’t know where to find their student loan account number. Here’s a quick guide on how to find it.

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Introduction

If you’re not sure where to find your student loan account number, don’t worry – this guide will help you locate it. Whether you’re looking for your federal or private student loan account number, we’ll show you where to find it and how to use it.

Your student loan account number is a unique identifier for your loan. It’s usually between 8 and 12 digits long, and you can find it on your monthly statement or by logging into your account online.

If you’re having trouble finding your account number, give your loan servicer a call and they should be able to help you out. Now that you know where to find your student loan account number, let’s look at what it’s used for.

How to Find Your Student Loan Account Number

Your student loan account number is a 9-digit code that uniquely identifies your individual loan. This number is different from your Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID. You’ll need your student loan account number to:

Your Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID

In order to sign your federal student aid documents, you must use your Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID. An FSA ID is made up of a username and password and can be used to login to certain U.S. Department of Education (ED) websites, including certain parts of fafsa.gov. You and your parent(s) will each need an FSA ID in order to sign your FAFSA form electronically. Once you have an FSA ID, you will not need to create a new one even if you change schools or programs. If you need help with creating or retrieving your FSA ID, please visit StudentAid.gov/fsaid.

What’s the difference between an FSA ID and an account number?
Your FSA ID is used to log in to fafsa.gov or StudentLoans.gov, whereas your account number is used to identify your specific federal student loan(s). You will need both numbers when corresponding with the ED about your federal student loans or other aid.

Your Student Loan Account Number

To find your student loan account number, start by logging in to your account on the Department of Education’s My Federal Student Aid website. Once you’re logged in, click on the “My Profile” tab, and then select “Personal Information.” Under the “Loan Information” section, you should see a list of all the federal student loans you have in repayment. Click on the loan that you want to find the account number for, and then scroll down to the “Loan Details” section. The account number will be listed there.

Conclusion

There are a few ways to find your student loan account number. The first is to look on your monthly statement. The account number will be listed on the top right hand corner of the page, under your name and address.

If you don’t have a recent statement, you can log in to your student loan servicer’s website and look up your account information there. Each servicer has a different process for this, but generally you’ll need to enter some personal information like your Social Security number, date of birth, and maybe your address. Once you’re logged in, you should be able to find your account number listed on your dashboard or in your personal profile.

If you can’t find your account number using either of these methods, you can always contact your student loan servicer directly and they should be able to give you the information you need.

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