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Using this form to request a new CommonLine Code(s):

If you know the code that you wish to use out of your organization's assigned block, please enter that in the code field.  The code name is the name that you want associated with the code to display in the code lookup.  The description is additional identifying information that will be placed in the code table for display in the individual code view.

Code Types

Alternative Loan Program Code: Three-digit alpha-numeric codes that are used by lenders of alternative/private loans in field 96 of @1 records in CommonLine 4, field 98 of CommonLine 5, and  tag for CommonRecord:CommonLine.

Non-FFELP Guarantor Code:Three-digit alpha-numeric codes that are used by guarantors of alternative/private loans in field 75 of @1 records in CommonLine 4 and CommonLine 5, and  tag for CommonRecord:CommonLine.

Service Provider Code: Six or eight-digit alpha-numeric codes that are used as the Participant ID for those organizations that do not have a six-digit code assigned by ED.

These are the only codes that are assigned by NCHER. Your organization must be an NCHER member to have codes changed or assigned. Please do not request FFEL LenderIDs (LIDs) using this form.

NCHER does not assign FFELP Lender or Servicer Codes. Please contact the U.S. Department of Education for the most recently updated list or to request these codes at

If the service provider that you are looking up is not in the dropdown list, please choose FFELP Lender Code for non-NCHER member or FFELP Servicer Code for non-NCHER member to make your search.

***When requesting codes, please remember that you MUST be a NCHER full or CommonLine Standards member.***

NCHER will contact you to confirm your request and to issue your code(s).

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