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(General) Subject: Upcoming Enhancements to MyStudentData Download on NSLDS

Posted Date:January 18, 2013

Author: Pamela Eliadis, Service Director, System Operations & Aid Delivery Management, Federal Student Aid

Subject: Upcoming Enhancements to MyStudentData Download on NSLDS

We are pleased to announce that on January 27, 2013, "MyStudentData Download" functionality will be enhanced on the NSLDS Student Access Web site. As previously described in an August 16, 2012 electronic announcement, posted on the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site, MyStudentData Download (previously referred to as the MyData Button) allows students to download their loan, grant, enrollment, and overpayment information from the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) into a machine-readable, plain text file.

In an ongoing effort to provide students with their most current and helpful data, the downloadable file will be updated to include the following fields:

  • File Source

  • File Request Date

  • Loan Award ID

  • Loan Attending School OPEID

  • Loan Interest Rate

  • Loan Repayment Plan Begin Date

  • Loan Repayment Plan Scheduled Amount

  • Grant Attending School OPEID

  • Overpayment Attending School OPEID

We have posted an updated NSLDS MyStudentData Download file layout to the NSLDS Record Layouts page on the IFAP Web site. This document defines the layout of the file that students will be able to download from NSLDS Student Access and assists software vendors with designing new tools for students to maximize the usefulness of the data.

Contact Information

If your students have questions about MyStudentData Download on NSLDS, ask them to contact the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 800/4-FED-AID (800/433-3243) or by e-mail at FederalStudentAidCustomerService@ed.gov. TDD/TTY service is also available at 800/730-8913.

Last Modified: 01/17/2013