Posted Date: March 21, 2018

Author:  Federal Student Aid

Subject: Gainful Employment Electronic Announcement #113 – Updated NSLDS Gainful Employment User Guide

An updated version of the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) Gainful Employment User Guide is now available on the NSLDS User Documentation page on the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) website.

In this update, the Gainful Employment SSA Earnings Data Report in Appendix B and the GE Debt Measures Backup Data Record Layout in Appendix D have been modified to display 999999999 in the following fields when the borrower count is between 0 and 9:

  • Gainful Employment SSA Earnings Data Report
    • Borrower Count Included in Calculation

    • Median SSA Earnings Amount

    • Mean SSA Earnings Amount

  • GE Debt Measures Backup Data Record Layout
    • Median SSA Earnings Amount

    • Mean SSA Earnings Amount

The updated NSLDS Gainful Employment User Guide can also be downloaded from the "Resources" section of the Gainful Employment Information Page.

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 nslds@ed.gov.

The Gainful Employment Information Page on the IFAP website contains publications and resources on GE as well as Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). If you have a policy question about the GE Regulations that has not already been addressed in the FAQs section of the Gainful Employment Information Page, please submit the question to ge-questions@ed.gov.

   

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