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NSLDS Security and What’s New Ron Bennett Andrea Wise

Agenda
• NSLDS Access • Security Enhancements • What’s new • What’s coming • Customer Service Reminders • Reengineering

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NSLDS Access Gen 05-06 - Access To and Use of NSLDS Information
NSLDS Users must: • Use their access properly • Protect the sensitive data • Do not share User IDs and Passwords

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Access Suspension Timeline • April 17, 2007
–NSLDS Access allowed only for •Current school users •ED users •Students and Borrowers

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Access Suspension Timeline • April 20, 2007 • April 27, 2007

–Access to NSLDS – Update #1 –SAIG removed on-line registration for NSLDS web access –Access to NSLDS – Update #2
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Access Suspension Timeline • April 30, 2007
– “CAPTCHA” implemented at log on – All 3 identifiers required to look up student/borrowers:
• Social security number • First name • Date of birth

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Access Suspension Timeline • May 2, 2007
–GAs notified of steps to restore access –Reminded to only access borrowers for whom:
•They have an established relationship •That have “explicitly authorized” access

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Access Suspension Timeline • May 14, 2007– Access to NSLDS – Update #3 – Lenders (except ELT relationships) and Lender Servicers notified of steps to restore access
• Emphasized user
must have a relationship with the borrower

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Access Suspension Timeline • June 1 • June 12

– Released User ID letters that had been held since April 17 for new school users – NSLDS Update #4

•A completed and signed consolidation loan application required for access of new borrower
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Access Suspension Timeline • June 26
–Began to restore access for State Agencies

• June 29
–SAIG Web site restored NSLDS online enrollment link

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NSLDS Access Do’s
• Have students contact FSAIC at 1-800-4FEDAID • Have students access the NSLDS student site using their PIN • Report suspected abuse

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NSLDS Access Don’ts
• Don’t provide your User ID and Password to ANYONE • Don’t ask students to share their PIN • Don’t make 3rd party calls with a Lender to get data
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Resulting Security Measures
• CAPTCHA for everyone • Three identifiers to retrieve data • Change in sign-up process through SAIG Enrollment

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CAPTCHA
• Completely Automated Public Turing Test to Tell Computers and Humans Apart (CAPTCHA) tool

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Requirement of all three identifiers
• All three identifiers for a student or borrower must be entered.

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No Access without all 3

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SAIG Enrollment Changes
• Only ONE Primary DPA per organization • Primary DPA must have NSLDS on-line access • Primary and Secondary DPA allowed to enroll new users • Primary responsible for monitoring access and completing annual report • Signature Page

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SAIG Enrollment Changes
• GAs must indicate function
GA or GA Servicer
Uses NSLDS for Title IV functions only Eligibility for Aid Billing and Collection Enforcing Loan Terms Enrollment Accuracy of Record Default Aversion Default Rates Record Updates Teacher Loan Forgiveness and Loan Discharge Compliance  Other ____________________________

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SAIG Enrollment Changes
• Lenders/Lender Servicers must indicate function
Lender and Lender/Servicer         Uses NSLDS for Title IV functions only Consolidating Lender Authorized Activity Loan Holder Enrollment Accuracy Deferments Default Rate Other _____________________

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User Maintenance Reports
• NSLDS

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User Maintenance Reports
• SAIG

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What’s New
• Email address change – nslds@ed.gov

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What’s New
• Enrollment management
– Withdrawals reported for Schools that Close, Merge, or become Ineligible

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What’s New
• User Guide for Transfer Student Monitoring on the Web
– Updated and available at www.ifap.ed.gov

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What’s New
• Fraud Indicator –Effects Eligibility –Report Fraud on Aid Overpayment Web page

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What’s New
• Teacher Loan Forgiveness and Loan Discharges
– Now reported and displayed – Informational icon alerts

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What’s New

• Teacher Loan Forgiveness
Click to see List

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What’s New
• Loan Discharge –Icon displays on the specific loan
Click Loan Detail

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What’s New
• Loan Discharge
– Details show on Loan Detail page

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What’s New
• Discharge Code Types
Categories Assigned Code Types

Description Hurricanes and other natural disasters

HC UR BR SC ID CB

HC01 UR01 BR01 SC11 ID01 CB01

Designated for Hurricanes Rita and Katrina Unpaid refund discharges Borrower payment returns 9–11 limited special circumstances Identity theft Co-borrower/partial discharges

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What’s New • New Report: School Loan List (SCHLL1)

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School Loan List (SCHLL1)

What’s Coming
• SAIG TG Numbers Changing – Alpha-numeric • SAIG Signature Page – User Statement changed – Keep for audit purposes

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What’s Coming
• NSLDS User Letters replaced with an email notification
–To the Primary DPA (make sure SAIG has the PDPA email address) –New user will call NSLDS Customer Service and must answer security questions to receive password

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What’s Coming
• Enrollment Reporting Late Letter will be replaced with email
– Maintain contact information on ORG List

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What’s Coming
• Perkins Loan Reporting –Requires Perkins Loan data be submitted at an award year level –Effective July 1, 2008 –Technical Update PK-2007-02

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What’s Coming
• College Cost Reduction Access Act (H.R.2669) –Increased Pell Funding –Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant –Income-Based Repayment –Public Service Loan Forgiveness
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NSLDS Update/Reminders
• Foreign School access to NSLDS • Update your Org Contact

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NSLDS Reminders
NEVER Share your NSLDS User ID and Password Protect the Privacy Act Data in NSLDS

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NSLDS Reminders
• Customer Service Calls to 1 800-999-8219
–Only addresses issues for schools and data providers –Does not handle student calls –Will not provide student data to persons who do not have a User ID
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NSLDS Reengineering
• FFEL Data Flows

–Project update –Community involvement –Future meetings

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Contact Information
We appreciate your feedback and comments. We can be reached at:
Ron Bennett: • Phone:202-377-3181 • Email:ron.bennett@ed.gov Andrea Wise: • Phone:202-377-3040 • Andrea.wise@ed.gov • Fax:202-275-0913

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