Posted Date: January 7, 2011

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

Subject: Updated Record Layouts for NSLDS Exit Counseling Completion Results Report

We have corrected an error in three record layouts for the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) Exit Counseling Completion Results report. The description for the field "Completion Date" incorrectly listed the date format as MMDDCCYY. The correct date format is CCYYMMDD. Note that only the record layout documents are affected. The data in the report files is not changing and the Completion Date will continue to be formatted as CCYYMMDD.

This issue affects the following record layouts:

  • EXTC01 - Exit Counseling Completion Results Report for Schools

    Note: Only the NSLDS format is affected (fixed width and comma delimited). The Direct Loan format correctly uses the CCYYMMDD format.

  • EXTC02 - Exit Counseling Completion Results Report for Lenders

  • EXTC03 - Exit Counseling Completion Results Report for GAs.

We have posted the updated record layouts to the NSLDS Record Layouts page on the IFAP Web site.

Contact Information 

We are sorry for any inconvenience this issue may have caused you.

If you have any questions, contact the NSLDS Customer Support Center at 800/999-8219. You can also contact Customer Support by e-mail at


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