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. If you are considering challenging your 2011 draft cohort default rate check out Reviewing and Challenging Your 2011 Draft Cohort Default Rate on the Direct Loan Tools page.

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 Direct Loan Mentor List.

Roberta Johnson 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

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)

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

What's New

  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 --

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

President Obama signs the Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act

Tom Butts, member of the NDSLC Board, Receives Alan J. Purdy Award for Lifetime Achievement at 2013 NASFAA National Conference

 Coalition Board Members Testify at Regional Hearings
(click here for testimony)

NDSLC  Supports Federal Loan Interest Rate Reform

FSA Issue Guidance on Transfer of Borrower Accounts from ACS to the TIVAs, Jan. through Aug. 2013

FY 2009 Draft Student Loan Cohort Default Rates

2012 Year in Review

 Spring 2014 Newsletter

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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.