JB Pritzker, Governor, State of Illinois

Financial Aid History

Colleges can obtain data regarding a borrower’s loan history through the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS). The information is provided by the NSLDS online service as a Financial Aid History (FAH). When obtaining borrower loan history data via the NSLDS website, the results received will include information regarding all open student loans in the borrower’s name. If the borrower has loans through guarantors other than ISAC, or through the Federal Direct Loan Program, that information will be included in the results along with any loans guaranteed by ISAC.

If there are multiple students for whom histories are being requested:

  • submit the FAT 001 Web report through the Reports tab on the site, with results received through the Student Aid Internet Gateway (SAIG), or
  • send a batch Transfer Student Monitoring (TSM)/Financial Aid History (FAH) Inform file, with results received in either extract or report format through SAIG. The TSM and FAH batch processes are a combined process, with one input format and one output format.

There is no limit to the number of records that can be submitted in a batch file. Refer to the NSLDS User Resources section of the FSA Partner Connect – Knowledge Center for a user guide and record layouts required for batch files.

In order to access data through the NSLDS website, colleges must be enrolled in the SAIG.  In order to submit TSM/FAH batch files, the user will need to establish a School Transfer Profile on the NSLDS Professional Access website after enrolling in SAIG.  Questions regarding FAHs and/or SAIG enrollment can be directed to the NSLDS Customer Service Center at [email protected] or800.999.8219.