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The National Direct Student Loan Coalition (NDSLC) is comprised of schools dedicated to the continuous improvement and strengthening of the Direct Loan program and to assisting colleagues transitioning to Direct Lending.  Its members are financial aid professionals working at participating institutions.

Whether you are new to financial aid and the Direct Loan Program or a veteran, resources on the following pages of the website can provide you with information that will explain program processes and requirements, provide resources for improving program administration on your campus, and the latest news from software vendors and the Department of Education.

Additional reference material and resources such as the Direct Loan School Guide and the COD Technical reference are available here.

The National Direct Student Loan Coalition is available to assist schools.  If you have questions or suggestions send us an email or contact a member of the Executive Board.

Petri and NDSLC
Representative Tom Petri thanked for his longstanding work on Student Loans,
click here to read more.

The Coalition honors Congressman Dale Kildee who will retire
at the end of the 112th Congress.

What's New

 Join NDSLC at the Federal Student Loan Forum
in Washington, D.C.
February 2-3, 2015

Coalition Board Members Knepfle and Lewis Provide Testimony at ED Hearings For Upcoming Negotiated Rulemaking  

ED Announces
National 3-Year Default
Rates for FY 2011

Nancy Hoover, NDSLC Board Member, testified at the Senate Banking Subcommittee Hearing on June 4, 2014 regarding the Borrower's Experience in Student Loan Servicing
-- Read her testimony --

Roberta Johnson, member of the NDSLC Board, testified at the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Hearing: Strengthening the Federal Student Loan Program for Borrowers on March 27, 2014
(click here for testimony)

Peg Julius, member of the NDSLC Board, testified at the U.S. House of Representatives Education and Workforce Committee Hearing
on March 12, 2014
(click here for testimony)

FSA Announces Changes to the Federal Direct Loan Consolidation Process in 11-27-13 Electronic Announcement

Assess your compliance using the Direct Loan FSA Assessment Tool 

Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act - Proposals for Legislative Change

Join dirloan2 -- the list serve for Direct Loan Schools


The National Direct Student Loan Coalition (NDSLC) is the only organization exclusively dedicated to representing your interests and those of direct lending institutions across the county.