In addition to providing students with access to their data in a simple, downloadable format, a goal of the Education Data Initiative is to collaborate with partners in the private sector to encourage the creation of consumer-facing tools, products, and services—such as mobile apps and online tools—that may be used in conjunction with the student data and improve student decision-making and success.
To assist software vendors with designing new tools for students to maximize the usefulness of the data, we have posted the NSLDS MyData Button file layout in the NSLDS Record Layouts section on the IFAP Web site. This document defines the layout of the file that students will be able to download from NSLDS Student Access.
The Online User Detail Report (SECUD1) is available to users by request under the Report Tab on the NSLDS Professional Access Web site and is delivered via the Student Aid Internet Gateway (SAIG).
The Online User Detail Report (SECUD1) provides the Primary Destination Point Administrator (PDPA) detailed information about all NSLDS IDs associated with the organizations for which they are responsible.
The School Portfolio Report provides school users with information about all William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) and/or Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) program loans for the school code associated with the user’s ID. The report output includes both consolidation loans and their underlying loans that are serviced by any loan servicer, including the Department of Education's federal loan servicers, FFEL lenders, FFEL lender servicers and Guaranty Agencies. It provides the original and current GA or ED Servicer codes, original and current lender codes, and current loan servicer code for each loan, in addition to other useful loan information such as loan amount, current OPB, current OIB, delinquency date, discharge and rehabilitation/repurchased, and repayment plan information.
The School Portfolio Report (SCHPR1) is available to schools by request under the Report Tab on the NSLDS Professional Access Web site and is delivered via SAIG.
The Default Loan Summary Report (SCHDF1) provides a list of loans (including consolidation loans) that currently have a defaulted loan status (DB, DF, DL, DO, DT, DU, DW, or DZ) with a loan status date that falls within the requested date range. Users can select all loan programs or only one. The report includes student identifiers, loan identifiers, Guaranty Agency/ED Servicer information, lender and lender servicer information. It also includes the current default loan status and up to three status codes from history on all loans listed on the report, except for those identified as underlying loans to a defaulted consolidation loan which only displays their most recent loan status. The report can be sorted by Loan Status Date, Last Name, or Social Security Number. The information is available in an extract file. Schools receive the report via SAIG mailbox.
Loan Exit Counseling Completion Results Report (EXTC01 & EXTC05) provides schools with a detail report of students who have completed Exit Counseling for the requesting school during a designated timeframe. Output contains the student's demographic data including reported addresses for borrower, employer, references, & next of kin, the media type, source, & completion date & time of the Exit Counseling session. This report can be requested ad-hoc or as an automatic scheduled report.
Loan Exit Counseling Summary Extract (EXTCD1 & EXTCS1) provides schools with a summary report of students who have completed Exit Counseling for the requesting school during a designated timeframe. Output contains the student's SSN, last name, first name, middle initial, OPEID of the school the student is exiting, the completion date & time of the Exit Counseling session. This report can be requested ad-hoc through the Report List link under the Report tab of the NSLDS Professional Access Web site.
Loan Exit Counseling Completion Extract (EXTC02) for lenders/servicers provides lenders & lender servicer users with a detailed report of students who have completed Exit Counseling & have a relationship with the lender/servicer. Output results contain the student's demographic data including reported addresses for borrower, employer, references, & next of kin, the media type, source, & completion date & time of the Exit Counseling session. This report can be requested ad-hoc.
Loan Exit Counseling Summary Extract (EXTCD2 & EXTCS2) provides lenders/servicer with a summary report of students who have completed Exit Counseling & have a relationship with the Lender/Servicer. Output contains the student's SSN, last name, first name, middle initial, the OPEID code of the school the student is exiting, completion date & time of the Loan Exit Counseling session. This report can be requested ad-hoc.
The Layouts, dated October 24, 2007, describe the file formatting for the Transfer Student Monitoring (TSM) and Financial Aid History (FAH) batch files, replace the earlier version of the NSLDS Transfer Student Monitoring/Financial Aid History Processes and Batch File Layouts dated October 24, 2006, and include description updates and layout changes.
On October 31, 2000, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) released NSLDS Technical Update for Lenders and Lender Servicers-2000-01 that announced the introduction of eight new Loan Status Codes to be reported for the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS). Lenders and servicers were required to use new codes for NSLDS reporting by no later than December 31, 2001. In addition to adding eight codes, three status codes were retired and cannot be used if the effective date of the status is on/after January 1, 2002.
On September 19, 2001, ED published a revised NSLDS Loan Status Code Table that clarified reporting requirements and student eligibility. The table defined when each status code is to be used and the effective dates and loan balances applicable to the codes.