Publication Date: March 12, 2019

Posted Date: March 12, 2019

Subject: Guaranty Agency (GA) Data Provider Instructions (Version 5.0)

We are pleased to announce the availability of the updated National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS®) Guaranty Agency (GA) Data Provider Instructions (Version 5.0).

Guaranty agencies (GAs) participating in the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program are required to report detailed loan information to NSLDS. This operating manual explains FFEL Program loan reporting requirements and the processes used to add or update FFEL Program loans on NSLDS.

This updated manual, dated March 2019, replaces the June 2005 version.

Contact Information

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


Guaranty Agency Data Provider Instructions in PDF Format, 5.9MB, 188 Pages

Appendix A: Guaranty Agency Data Dictionary in PDF Format, 2.1MB, 276 Pages

Appendix B: Guaranty Agency Coding Tables in PDF Format, 1.3MB, 119 Pages

Appendix C: Past Period Change Record Layout in PDF Format, 1MB, 84 Pages

Appendix D: Load Process Error File (Record Layouts) in PDF Format, 512KB, 7 Pages

Appendix E: Guaranty Agency TEF File Layout in PDF Format, 64KB, 4 Pages

Appendix F: Glossary of Terms in PDF Format, 430KB, 8 Pages

Appendix G: DataPrep JCL for Z/OS LE in PDF Format, 593KB, 45 Pages

Appendix H: Technical Updates in PDF Format, 439KB, 1 Page


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