Posted Date: April 2, 2014

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

Subject: OUTAGE ALERT--NSLDS Service Outage Scheduled for April 12-13, 2014

During the period of April 12-13, 2014, we plan to execute extended system maintenance that will impact the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) Student Access Web site and the NSLDS Professional Access Web site. Please review the information in this announcement and evaluate the impact on your school or organization during the period when the affected NSLDS Web sites will be unavailable.

Note: In addition to routine Web site maintenance that occurs each weekend, we will also be implementing Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) System functionality for the 2014-2015 Award Year. For complete information, including the related COD System outage period, see the April 2, 2014 Electronic Announcement posted to the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site.

NSLDS Web Sites Unavailable from 12:00 A.M. (ET) Saturday, April 12, 2014 Until 11:59 P.M. (ET) Sunday, April 13, 2014

From 12:00 A.M. (ET) on Saturday, April 12, 2014 until 11:59 P.M. (ET) on Sunday, April 13, 2014, the NSLDS Student Access Web site and the NSLDS Professional Access Web site will be unavailable in order to implement system upgrades. During this period, users will receive an error message informing them that these Web sites are unavailable.

In addition, batches submitted to NSLDS via the Student Aid Internet Gateway (SAIG) will be held and will not be processed by NSLDS until Monday, April 14, 2014.

We apologize for the inconvenience these outages may cause and appreciate your patience as we complete these important upgrades.


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