National Student Clearinghouse Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating National Student Clearinghouse regarding its recent data breach. The National Student Clearinghouse data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals. 


National Student Clearinghouse is a non-profit organization aimed at aiding and serving students, administrators, and educational institutions. Additionally, National Student Clearinghouse helps individuals and organizations identify solutions for reducing costs, enhancing quality of service, and improving efficiency. Founded in 1993, National Student Clearinghouse claims to save higher education institutions over $750 million annually. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, National Student Clearinghouse provides services to over 3,600 colleges and universities and over 22,000 high schools.  


On May 29, 2023, National Student Clearinghouse discovered that one of its third-party software tools, MOVEit Transfer, had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed. Through its investigation, National Student Clearinghouse determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive personal identifiable information through a vulnerability in the MOVEit file transfer application. Recently, National Student Clearinghouse posted a notice of the breach on its website, which states that it is conducting an extensive investigation with assistance from outside experts and will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available. The exact type of personal information has not been made publicly available by National Student Clearinghouse 


If you are a current or former beneficiary of National Student Clearinghouse:

We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or

If you were impacted by the National Student Clearinghouse data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review any breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in any free credit monitoring services provided by National Student Clearinghouse;
  3. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  4. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  5. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  6. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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