Posted Date: September 24, 2012
Pamela Eliadis, Service Director, System Operations & Aid Delivery Management, Federal Student Aid
Subject: Implementation of the MyStudentData Download Button on NSLDS
We are pleased to announce that the new “MyStudentData Download” button is now available on the NSLDS Student Access Web site. As we described in an August 16, 2012 electronic announcement, posted on the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site, the MyStudentData Download button will allow 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. The downloaded file can then be viewed, printed, and saved to a hard drive. In the future, online tools, mobile apps, and other resources will be available for students to upload their data and receive customized information relating to their educational goals.
Note: The name of the button has been changed from “MyData” to “MyStudentData Download” but the functionality of the button is as previously described. Please refer to the August 16, 2012 electronic announcement for a complete description of this initiative.
As a reminder, we also posted the corresponding file layout on August 16, 2012 in the NSLDS Record Layouts section 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.
If your students have questions about 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.