As a result of the 150% Direct Subsidized Loan Limit schools will be required to report enrollment at the program-level no later than October 1, 2014.


Because the 150% Subsidized Loan Limitation provisions, including the possible loss of interest subsidy, are based on the borrower’s enrollment in a specific program and not on whether the borrower applied for or received aid for enrollment in that program, schools must report enrollment at the program-level and not just at the school-level. If the student is or was enrolled in more than one program, the student’s enrollment information must be reported for each of the programs. The NSLDS enrollment reporting rosters include recipients of all Title IV loans and Federal Pell Grants. Including Pell Grant recipients will allow the Department to meet the Congressional reporting requirements noted earlier. Note that a student will only be included on the roster once, regardless of the number of different Title IV programs from which the student received funding.


For the purpose of the 150% Direct Subsidized Loan Limit requirements, NSLDS will use the following information, as reported and certified by schools:


Program Level Reporting
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Code
CIP Year
Program Credential Level
Published Program Length
Published Program Length Measurement
Weeks in Title IV Academic Year
Program Begin Date
Special Program Indicator
Program Enrollment Status
Program Enrollment Effective Date


Other notable changes to the enrollment reporting process are as follows:


• Beginning July 1, 2014, NSLDS 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 that the electronic enrollment reporting roster is sent to the school or to its designated third-party servicer. Therefore, all enrollment reporting schedules with frequencies greater than two months will be updated to the new default schedule of every two months.

• Beginning October 1, 2014, NSLDS will no longer accept files in the previous Original and Enhanced fixed-width or CSV formats. At the same time, NSLDS will stop accepting files in the XML format. Support for XML file exchange with a modified schema may resume at a later date.

• A new Enrollment Status of ‘Q’ for three-quarter time has been added as a valid value.


For more information on these changes, refer to Dear Colleague Letter GEN-14-07, posted to the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site on April 14, 2014.

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