Tools for Successful Student Loan Repayment Financial Awareness Counseling – This interactive site from the U.S. Department of Education provides tools and information to help you understand your financial aid and assist you in managing your finances. National Student Loan Database System (NSLDS) - NSLDS is the U.S. Department of Education's central database for student aid. NSLDS can help you keep track of all the federal financial aid you have received in your lifetime. StudentLoans.gov – This site your source for information from the U.S. Department of Education about how to manage your student loans. Repayment Plans & Calculators – The U.S. Department of Education offers information and calculators about the different loan repayment options that are available to you. Consolidation Information – This site offers guidance and advice on consolidation options and instructions on how to complete the process. Exit Counseling – All students who borrow federal loans are required to complete Exit Counseling once they are no longer a student. Repaying Your Student Loans – This document produced by the U.S. Department of Education offers excellent information about the Exit Counseling process and information on repaying student loans.