Skip to Content JB Pritzker, Governor, State of Illinois

Verification of Enrollment

During the in-school, grace, and in-school deferment periods, guarantors and the U.S. Department of Education, monitor the enrollment status of the borrower, or the student on whose behalf a parent has borrowed a PLUS loan, to determine whether the student is maintaining continuous enrollment on at least a half-time basis. This is done via the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS). As a result, schools are required to supply enrollment information for students.

To complete this requirement, the school must participate in the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) or report the information to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS).