The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) is a national database comprised of information from postsecondary schools, FFELP* student loan guarantors, and other Title IV financial aid participating organizations. Guarantors, such as the MDHEWD, are required to provide data to the NSLDS regularly.

NSLDS status codes appear on students' Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR), after the student completes the FAFSA. To help you decipher these codes and determine the effect of each student's eligibility for federal student aid, the IFAP website and the 2020-2021 ISIR Guide provides the newest lists of status codes and their meanings for the 2018-19 and 2019-2020 award years.

*Note: On March 30, 2010, federal legislation was signed into law removing the authority of FFELP guarantors like the MDHEWD to guarantee new loans after June 30, 2010.