How Do I Get My Student Loan Account Number?

If you’re wondering how to get your student loan account number, we’ve got you covered. Follow our simple guide and you’ll have it in no time!

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Your student loan account number is a 9-digit number that uniquely identifies your account. You can find your student loan account number on your monthly statement or by logging in to your account on

If you have multiple student loans, you may have a different account number for each loan. If you’re not sure which number is which, give us a call at 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243) and we’ll help you out.

How to Get Your Student Loan Account Number

Before you can complete the process of getting your student loan, you need to know your student loan account number. This number will be different than your federal student aid (FSA) ID. Your student loan account number is usually made up of 10 digits, and you can find it on your monthly billing statements. If you’re having trouble finding your account number, contact your loan servicer for help.

By Mail

If you have a paper bill, your account number is located on the upper-right corner of the bill. If you don’t have a paper bill, you can request one by calling your loan servicer.

If you don’t know who your loan servicer is, you can look it up on the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS®). NSLDS is the U.S. Department of Education’s central database for student aid.

To request a paper bill by mail:

-Step 1: Call your loan servicer to verify your mailing address.
-Step 2: Write a letter requesting a paper bill be sent to you. Include your full name, date of birth, Social Security number and known previous addresses.
-Step 3: Mail your letter to your loan servicer at the address listed on NSLDS.


The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) is the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED’s) central database for student aid. NSLDS receives data from schools, agencies that guaranty loans, the Direct Loan program, and other Department of ED programs. NSLDS Student Access provides a centralized, integrated view of Title IV loans and grants so that recipients of Title IV Aid can access and inquire about their data.

You will need your FSA ID to log in to NSLDS Student Access. Your FSA ID identifies you as someone who has the right to access your own personal information on ED websites. If you do not have an FSA ID, you can create one on the FSA ID website.

Once you have logged in with your FSA ID, you will be able to:
-View all of your federal student loan and grant history,
-Get contact information for the loan servicer or lender for your current loans,
-Find out what your current loan balance is,
-Check on the status of your recent federal student loan payments,
-Find out when your next payment is due

By Phone

The fastest way to get your account number is by calling your loan servicer.

Your loan servicer is the company that handles the billing and other services for your federal student loan. The name of your servicer should be on your monthly bill or you can check the National Student Loan Data System.

When you call, have your Social Security number handy so they can pull up your information quickly.


Assuming you have federal student loans, you can find your account number a few different ways:

-Log in to your account on Once you’re logged in, click on the “Account Summary” tab
-Contact your loan servicer. You can find contact information for your loan servicer on by clicking on the “My Loans” tab and then selecting your loan from the list
-Look at your credit report. You can get a free copy of your credit report from

If you have trouble finding your account number or if you have private loans, contact your loan servicer for help.

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