Posted Date: January 9, 2015

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

Subject: Gainful Employment Electronic Announcement #51 - NSLDS Gainful Employment Submittal File Record Layouts

We are pleased to announce the availability of the updated National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) Gainful Employment Submittal File Record Layouts. Institutions should use information in these layouts to prepare their systems to submit required gainful employment (GE) information to the U.S. Department of Education.

The NSLDS Gainful Employment Submittal File Record Layouts are now available in the NSLDS Record Layouts section on the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site. The layouts can also be downloaded from the Resources section of the Gainful Employment Information Page. The layouts are available in both fixed-width and comma separated values (CSV) format.

Note: As a reminder, on January 13th and again on January 15th, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. (ET) we will present a webinar that will discuss reporting GE data to NSLDS. Refer to Dear Colleague Letter ANN-14-27 for complete information, including how to register.

Contact Information

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

If you have technical questions about the layouts, please send an e-mail to


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