The Welcome page enables you to logon to the NSLDS Professional Access Web site, which requires a FSA ID and Password. After successfully logging on, the Welcome page will allow the selection of your organization code. Once you successfully navigate through the User Access Verification page the NSLDS main Menu appears.
Sign-Up Information/System Requirements/News & Events/ FAQ/Download Help
The Sign-Up Information, System Requirements, News & Events, FAQ, and Download Help links appear at the top of this page:
If you are not an authorized user and would like information on how to become one, click Sign-Up Information.
If you have any questions about the browser configuration, click System Requirements.
If you want to access the NSLDS Newsletters on IFAP, including the latest Newsletter, click News & Events.
If you have any other questions about NSLDS, click FAQ to review a list of Frequently Asked Questions.
If you wish to download all or part of the help pages, click Download Help.
How to log on
Below the authorized personnel warning in the center of the page, the Click to Continue button appears.
Click to Continue button. After selecting the Click to Continue button, you will be directed to the FSA Logon page to enter your FSA ID and Password for user access authentication. After successfully logging into NSLDS, you will be directed to the Welcome page of the NSLDS Professional Access Web site to select the organization code.
Once you have selected the organization code that you wish to access on NSLDS, you will then be prompted to complete the User Access Verification page. On the User Access Verification page, enter the text you see in the image displayed on your screen. The text may include both alphabetical and numerical characters. Then, click Submit Response. If you entered the text incorrectly on the page, a second image will appear. Enter the text displayed in that image and submit it again. After three unsuccessful attempts, the organization code you previously selected will be locked.
To resolve your User Access Verification failure attempts, you can contact the NSLDS Customer Support Center to have the organization code unlocked. The NSLDS Customer Support Center can be reached at 1-800-999-8219, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET. Callers in locations without access to 800 numbers may call 785-838-2141 (this is not a toll free number).
Once the User Access Verification information has been entered correctly, you will be directed to the Main Menu page.
FSA IDs will be locked after 3 unsuccessful logon attempts and cannot be used for 30 minutes. After automatically becoming unlocked after 30 minutes, users can try again or select ''forgot password'' link at the FSA Logon page and answer the challenge questions to reset the password.
Passwords are valid for 90 days and a warning that your password needs to be changed will be issued 15 days before expiration. The password can be changed anytime during those 15 days using the ''Change Password'' link on the FSA Login page.
Passwords must be a minimum of eight characters in length. Passwords must contain three (3) of the four (4) criteria:
English UPPERCASE letters (A - Z)
English lowercase letters (a - z)
Westernized Arabic numerals (0-9)
Non-alphanumeric special characters (!,@,#,$,&,*)
Passwords are case sensitive. Passwords must be unique and may not be the same as your previous five passwords. Unauthorized passwords include:
Matches that resemble the word ''password'' in any form (e.g. capitalized, adding a number)
Matches that pertain in any way the user's name in any form (e.g. login name, first or last name)
Contact CPS/SAIG Technical Support at 800/330-5947 or by e-mail at CPSSAIG@ed.gov for user sign-up, FSA ID access and passwords.
Contact NSLDS Customer Support Center at 800/999-8219, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m to 9 p.m ET or by e-mail at NSLDS@ed.gov for NSLDS related questions.