Pam Eliadis, Federal Student Aid’s Director of System Operations and Aid Delivery Management offered these tip to help schools report accurate information.

·         Report only students who received Title IV aid to attend your GE Programs.

·         Title IV loan debt, including Perkins loan debt, is not private loan debt and is not institutional debt. When calculating GE rates, the Department will include Title IV debt obtained from NSLDS. If an institution reports Title IV loan debt as part of private or institutional debt, the Title IV loan debt will be double-counted.

·         Institutions must carefully review their GE data during the reporting process to ensure that it is correct. Note that institutions are not limited to award year 2016-2017 for correcting errors – any errors in GE data previously reported must be corrected promptly after the errors are discovered.

·         GE Program Tracking functionality will remain unavailable for this upcoming reporting cycle. Institutions should review disbursement records sent to the Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) System, enrollment records sent to NSLDS, and the GE programs listed on their Program Participation Agreement (PPA) to ensure that they are reporting for all Title IV students enrolled in all GE programs by October 1, 2017.