Posted Date: November 28, 2014

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

Subject: Availability of the New NSLDS Transfer Student Monitoring/Financial Aid History User Guide and Updated Batch File Layouts

We are pleased to announce the availability of the new National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) Transfer Student Monitoring (TSM)/ Financial Aid History (FAH) User Guide and Batch File Layouts. The new guide provides step-by-step instructions for creating and managing the TSM list using the NSLDS Professional Access Web site, batch and report instructions, and the updated TSM and FAH batch file layouts for use beginning January 1, 2015.

The new guide and batch file layouts (dated January 2015) replace the batch file layouts posted in February 2014.

Additionally, we are providing the updated TSM/FAH Batch File Layouts as a separate document, for users who prefer to receive only the updated batch file layouts. Included in both the user guide and the separate batch file layouts document is a “What’s New” section detailing the changes for the new award year.

The NSLDS Transfer Student Monitoring/Financial Aid History User Guide and Batch File Layouts are now available on the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site, in the NSLDS Reference Materials section.

Contact Information

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


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