ED Extends Deadline For 150 Percent Reporting File Layouts

The Department of Education (ED) has announced enrollment reporting requirements in Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) GEN-14-07, posted Monday, April 14. Institutions must report academic program-level information within more frequent timelines to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS), using new file formats specified by ED. Although schools must report student information dating from July 1, 2014, the due date of the first reports using the new formats and level of specificity has been delayed to October 1, 2014. Schools that wait to use the new enrollment reporting file layouts until after July 1, 2014 will have to report program-level enrollment information retroactive to July 1, 2014.

Beginning July 1, ED will request enrollment information from schools every 60 days, and schools will be required to respond to those requests within 15 days of the date ED sent the school’s electronic enrollment reporting roster. Note that it is the deadline to begin using the new enrollment reporting file layouts that is being extended to October 1, 2014, not implementation of the 60-day reporting frequency.

The DCL reiterates information about the effect of the 150 percent limit on loan subsidies that prompted the change to program-level reporting. In addition to Title IV loan borrowers, the NSLDS rosters include Pell Grant recipients to enable ED to meet reporting requirements of their own, to Congress.

Last month, NASFAA sent a letter to ED expressing concern over the original implementation date for the new reporting requirements. The American Council of Education (ACE) and the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) were also signatories on the letter.


Publication Date: 4/15/2014

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