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NLS public-use data for each cohort are available at no cost via the Investigator, an online search and extraction site that enables you to review NLS variables and create your own data sets.
The Investigator User's Guide describes how to use this website.
An available tutorial also teaches how to search for variables in the Investigator.
Information about gaining permission to access restricted-use geographic and NLSY97 school survey data is available here.