Guaranty Agency (GA) Data Provider Instructions (Version 6.0)

Guaranty Agency (GA) Data Provider Instructions (Version 6.0)

We are pleased to announce the availability of the updated National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS®) Guaranty Agency (GA) Data Provider Instructions (Version 6.0).

Guaranty agencies (GAs) participating in the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program are required to report detailed loan information to NSLDS. This operating manual explains FFEL Program loan reporting requirements and the processes used to add or update FFEL Program loans on NSLDS.

This updated manual, dated June 2020, replaces the March 2019 version.

Contact Information

If you have questions about this information, contact the NSLDS Customer Support Center at 1-800-999-8219. You can also contact Customer Support by email at


Guaranty Agency Data Provider Instructions in PDF Format, 9.59 MB, 187 Pages
Appendix A: Guaranty Agency Data Dictionary in PDF Format, 1.97 MB, 276 Pages
Appendix B: Guaranty Agency Coding Tables in PDF Format, 1.10 MB, 120 Pages
Appendix C: Past Period Change Record Layout in PDF Format, 698 KB, 84 Pages
Appendix D: Load Process Error File (Record Layouts) in PDF Format, 198 KB, 7 Pages
Appendix E: Guaranty Agency TEF File Layout in PDF Format, 194 KB, 4 Pages
Appendix F: Glossary of Terms in PDF Format, 158 KB, 8 Pages
Appendix G: DataPrep JCL for Z/OS LE in PDF Format, 293 KB, 45 Pages
Appendix H: Technical Updates in PDF Format, 141 KB, 1 Page

Last Modified: 06/18/2020