Posted Date: January 23, 2018

Author:  Federal Student Aid

Subject: New NSLDS Change of Affiliation (COA) for Cohort Default Rate (CDR) Report for Schools

We are pleased to announce the availability of the new National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS®) School Change of Affiliation (COA) for Cohort Default Rate (CDR) Report (SCHCD1). The School COA for CDR Report provides school users with contact and loan information for all borrowers who may impact the school’s cohort default rate as a result of a change of affiliation. Specifically, schools involved in mergers or acquisitions should find this report useful.

The new report is available as an ad-hoc report on the Report tab of the NSLDS Professional Access website. The report is available in fixed-width and comma delimited formats and is delivered to the Student Aid Internet Gateway (SAIG) mailbox associated with the FSA User ID requesting the report. Extract file output is sent with message classes COARFWOP (fixed-width) or COARCDOP (comma delimited).

Record layouts for the School COA for CDR Report are now available on the NSLDS Record Layouts page of the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) website

Contact Information

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


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