Direct Loan Servicing
Beginning July 1, 2010, the U.S. Department of Education contracted with several entities to provide loan servicing for borrowers of Federal Direct Subsidized, Federal Direct Unsubsidized and Federal Direct Parent (PLUS) Loans. It is possible that student and parent borrowers from the same family will have their respective loans serviced by different entities. These loans are sent to an entity for servicing once a promissory note has been completed and a disbursement is made on the loan. If a student or parent receives a contact from one of the entities listed below, it is important to follow-through on any requests made by these servicers.
Loan Servicer Contact Information
- FedLoan Servicing (PHEAA)
- Great Lakes Educational Loan Services, Inc
- OSLA Servicing
Students and parents can look up their complete loan history including the servicers for each loan at studentaid.gov. Access to individual loan history on this site requires the user to have their Department of Education FSA ID.
In August 2022, the Biden-Harris Administration announced one-time student loan debt relief. More information can be found at studentaid.gov/debt-relief-announcement/
Each year we receive several inquiries regarding student loan consolidation. Consolidation of Federal student loans is offered at NO COST to borrowers if done through the U.S. Department of Education. Information and application materials are available online at https://studentaid.gov/app/launchConsolidation.action. The following are a few additional facts about student loan consolidation:
- Federal and private student loans cannot be consolidated together under a Federal student loan consolidation.
- Federal student loan consolidation is free.
- Consolidating student loans may cause you to lose eligibility for some cancellation and forgiveness programs offered through employment in certain professions.
- Consolidation cannot be used to transfer ownership of a Federal Parent Loan from a parent borrower to their student.