National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) Quick Access
The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) is the U.S. Department of Education's central database for student aid. It receives data from schools, agencies that guaranty loans, the Direct Loan program, the Pell Grant program, and other U.S. Department of Education programs. NSLDS provides a centralized, integrated view of Title IV loans and Pell grants that are tracked through their entire cycle; from aid approval through closure.
This section provides Guaranty Agencies, Lender/Lender Servicers, and State Grant Agencies with the requirements, acceptable uses, and restrictions for National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) online access. Included in this section are the instructions and the associated documents that must be submitted in order for an organization to be evaluated for approval to gain NSLDS online access.
Schools signed up for Enrollment Reporting Processing - The list includes OPEID school name and last certification date received by NSLDS. This information is updated as of November 19, 2013. Foreign schools who are enrolled through SAIG but have not submitted any enrollment records are listed at the bottom with a blank Certification Date. We are currently working on providing all schools who we show enrolled through SAIG for the Enrollment Processing even if they are not reported. This list will be updated monthly and a message will be posted when available.
Appendix B: GA Coding Tables
GA-2008-09 Attachment A: Appendix B: GA Coding Tables
Appendix B: GA Coding Table
GA Technical Update GA-2007-05 - Technical Update on Enrollment Reporting Processes for Guaranty Agencies. The purpose of this Technical Update is to provide to the GA's information regarding multiple aspects of the NSLDS Enrollment Reporting Processes.
GA Technical Update GA-2007-04 - This technical update provides guidance on NSLDS on line updating for Teacher Loan Forgiveness and Loan Discharges.
The Techincal Update GA-2007-01 - NSLDS phase II enhancements for compliance with the Higher Education Reconciliation Act of 2005 (HERA).
The purpose of this Techincal Update is to inform Guaranty Agencies (GAs) of the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) new reporting requirements for compliance with the Higher Education Reconciliation Act of 2005 (HERA). Information regarding the NSLDS reporting of Title IV aid disbursed by Gulf hurricane-affected institutions is also included.
(Technical Update GA-2006-01)
Status codes for NSLDS have been updated! Please see our new bulletin detailing reporting instructions.
This newsletter contains information regarding: (1) When to apply the Abandon Loan (AL) and Presumed Paid in Full loan status codes, (2) The new Data Provider code for the Conditional Disability Discharge Tracking System (CDDTS), (3) Clarification on the loan transfer process, (4) Clarification on Technical Update GA 2004-05, "Code for Servicer", and (5) Modification to Error Code 525.
This newsletter describes enhancements to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) and the NSLDS Professional Access Web site. These enhancements include changes to support the 150% Direct Subsidized Loan Limit, a new Repayment Plan Type code, updates to Enrollment Reporting, and enhancements to Exit Counseling.
This newsletter describes enhancements to NSLDS and the NSLDS Professional Access Web site including the new Borrower Demographic Report and the addition of new Repayment Plan Type codes to NSLDS. New and updated NSLDS Record Layouts are also described.
This newsletter describes enhancements to NSLDS and the NSLDS Professional Access Web Site. Enhancements to student eligibility functionality are discussed, including the addition of the Pell Grant Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU) percentage to the Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR) process, the display of new Pell Grant LEU Limit warning icons, and the addition of the Unusual Enrollment History (UEH) Indicator to the prescreening and postscreening processes. In addition, the newsletter describes updates to the Transfer Student Monitoring (TSM) and Financial Aid History (FAH) reports, modifications to aggregate calculations, updates to Cohort Default Rate (CDR) Loan Record Detail Reports (LRDRs), and modifications to CDR and Repayment Information Web pages.
This newsletter discusses additional enhancements to the NSLDS Enrollment Reporting Process, including the new Enrollment Spreadsheet Submittal upload process and enrollment certification monitoring tools. The newsletter also announces the release of the updated NSLDS Enrollment Reporting Guide and describes updates to the School Portfolio Report (SCHPR1).
This newsletter describes Enrollment Reporting enhancements for schools recently implemented to the NSLDS Professional Access Web site, including new file format choices, Enrollment Administrator options, the new location field, the addition of reporting for Federal Pell Grant and Federal Perkins Loan recipients, new data items, and student address reporting. Related enhancements for students to the NSLDS Student Access Web site are also described.
This newsletter describes recent enhancements to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) and the NSLDS Professional Access Web site, including a new Direct PLUS Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN) status, the addition of three new federal loan servicers, and new filtering options for the Outstanding Amount Balance History page.
This newsletter describes loan exit counseling report enhancements to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) and the NSLDS Professional Access Web site. These enhancements include the addition of the Loan Exit Counseling Summary report to the list of scheduled reports available to schools, and the ability to download reports directly from the NSLDS Professional Access Web site. These enhancements provide more options for how loan exit counseling completion data may be accessed.
This newsletter provides supplementary information about the change to the login process for the NSLDS Professional Access Web Site.
This newsletter describes a new National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) Loan Exit Counseling Summary Report and other report enhancements that are now available to institutions.
This newsletter describes new gainful employment reporting functionality on the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) that will be available to institutions beginning September 26, 2011.
This newsletter describes new TEACH Grant Exit Counseling functionality that has been added to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS).
This newsletter describes new reporting functionality that we have added to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) and the NSLDS Professional Access Web site. These enhancements include a new source code for the Direct Loan Servicing Center (ACS), updates to the storage of name fields, and the display of new Date of Default for Cohort Default Rate (CDR) and Delinquency Date fields when reported by the Department's federal loan servicers.
This newsletter describes enhancements to NSLDS and the NSLDS Professional Access Web Site. These enhancements include a new source code for the new debt management and collections system and updates to aid overpayment information.
This newsletter describes enhancements to the NSLDS Cohort Default Rate (CDR) process. The Loan Record Detail Report (LRDR) layout, supporting new and past calculations, will be changed to provide institutions with additional data that will aid in researching their rates.
This newsletter describes new functionality added to the NSLDS Professional Access Web site. This functionality includes the new School Portfolio Report (SCHPR1) and a new NSLDS password requirement.
This newsletter describes new school report functionality added to the NSLDS Professional Access Web site. This new functionality allows schools to receive the Exit Counseling Completion Results report and the Delinquent Borrower report automatically, on a schedule of their choosing.
This newsletter describes new school report functionality for information on borrowers with delinquent loans that is now available on the NSLDS Professional Access Web site.
This newsletter describes new exit counseling functionality added to the NSLDS Student Access Web site for students as well as for schools, lenders, and servicers on the NSLDS Professional Access Web site.
This newsletter elaborates on NSLDS identification information for FFEL Purchased Loans and illustrates its location on school and student Web pages. The newsletter also explains options related to the new "Status of Loans Purchased by ED Report" (PLPED3) and its selection via the NSLDS Professional Access Web site.
This newsletter addresses multiple topics related to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) Enrollment Reporting process.
This newsletter discusses enhancements to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) that were implemented in January 2009. The enhancements included those that were part of the final phase of the Ensuring Continued Access to Student Loans Act of 2008 (the ECASLA), Pub. L. 110-227 implementation and other system enhancements.
This newsletter announces new online access requirements for Users of NSLDS to ensure understanding of appropriate use of NSLDS data. It also describes Student Eligibility Enhancements for the 2009-2010 award year.
This newsletter announces new NSLDS Security Enhancements such as the masking of SSNs and tools to assist Primary Destination Point Administrators (PDPAs) in researching potential security violations within their organization. These changes are effective October 19, 2008.
The NSLDS Newsletter changes implemented due to the Higher Education Reconciliation Act of 2005 (HEA) as well as 2007-2008 processing year enhancements to improve the financial aid community's ability to monitor federal student aid eligibility
NSLDS Newsletter 14 (Word Version)
NSLDS Newsletter 14 (PDF)
For up-to-date information regarding data quality, please see our current Guaranty Agency (GA)-NSLDS Data Quality Benchmark report. Acceptable Forms of Identification - In order to change a borrower's name, social security number, or birthdates, NSLDS requires specific documentation. Please see NSLDS Documentation Requirements. Acceptable Forms of Documentation
The files listed below contain the 2005 Guaranty Agency Data Provider Instructions (Version 4.1) in PDF.