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(General) Subject: Enhancements to NSLDS MyStudentData Download Functionality

Posted Date:August 31, 2016

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

Subject: Enhancements to NSLDS MyStudentData Download Functionality

We are pleased to announce that National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS®) "MyStudentData Download" functionality has been enhanced on the NSLDS Student Access and StudentAid.gov Web sites. MyStudentData Download allows students to download their loan, grant, enrollment, overpayment, and program enrollment information from NSLDS into a machine-readable, plain text file.

The downloadable file has been recently updated to include both adding and removing data fields to reflect changes in NSLDS. To assist software vendors with designing tools for students to maximize the usefulness of the data, we have also updated the NSLDS MyStudentData Download file layout available on the NSLDS Record Layouts page on the IFAP Web site.

The sample output in the file layout (Appendix A) has been updated to reflect the recent enhancements. Refer to the Introduction of the updated layout (dated August 31, 2016) for a complete description of the changes.

Contact Information

If your students have questions about NSLDS MyStudentData Download, 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: 08/30/2016