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(NSLDS Guaranty Agency (GA) Technical Updates) GA-2002-09 New Fields in Error File

Publication Date: December 30, 2002

Section: GA-2002-09


Posted on 04-28-2003


United States Department of Education
Office of Federal Student AidNational Student Loan Data System

New Fields in Error File Technical Update GA–2002–09

December 30, 2002

his information is intended for the person in your organization who is responsible for working with NSLDS. If that person is not you, please forward this update to the appropriate person.

New Fields in Error File

In January 2003, NSLDS will add several data elements to the Error file. These new data elements are based on customer feedback, and will help guaranty agencies resolve errors. The new fields and their positions are:

  • �Supplemental Error Data (200-319)
  • Date of Loan Status (320-327)
  • Code for Servicer (328-333)
  • Code for Current Holder Lender (334-339)
  • Conflict Value (340-374)

The new data elements will all be placed in the Filler section of the current layout.

All the fields are copied from the input record with the exception of the Conflict Value and Supplemental Error Data. These fields are populated with the value in the NSLDS database or the submittal file that caused the error.

Please replace Table D-1, the Error Record table, in Appendix D of your Guaranty Agency Data Provider Instructions with the new table attached to this Technical Update.

We hope that this data will assist you in your efforts to resolve errors.

If you have any questions, please contact the NSLDS Customer Service Center at
(800) 999-8219 or e-mail