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Direct Loans


William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program awards are processed through the Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) System.

Operational communications and guidance, technical documents, and related information specific to the Direct Loan Program and the processing of Direct Loan awards through the COD System are provided on this page. Electronic Announcements about Direct Loans are available below. Related resource information is available on the right side of this page.


To access the COD System page, click here.
To access the Grants page, click here.
To access the EDESuite page, click here.

Electronic Announcements

The 15 most current Electronic Announcements specific to the Direct Loan Program are listed below.

To view past Direct Loan Bulletins, click here.

To view more Electronic Announcements about the Direct Loan Program, click here.
  • 09/12/2014 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 09/11/2014 - (Loans) Subject: Loan Servicing Information - Customer Service Performance Results and Allocation Information
  • 09/08/2014 - (Loans) Subject: FY 2011 3-Year Official Cohort Default Rates Release Scheduled for September 22, 2014
  • 09/05/2014 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 09/05/2014 - (General) Subject: End of Federal Fiscal Year 2014 - Impact on Funds Availability for Pell Grant, Campus-Based, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant, TEACH Grant, and Direct Loan Programs (G5 and COD System)
  • 09/04/2014 - (COD System) Subject: COD System Operational Notice - Changes to Several Direct Loan Edits Effective September 14, 2014
  • 09/03/2014 - (General) Subject: Information about Teacher Cancellation Low-Income Directory Updates
  • 08/29/2014 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 08/22/2014 - (Direct Loans) Subject: Direct Loan Processing Information: Workaround to Resolve Issue with COD Reject Edit 205 and Loan Period Adjustments
  • 08/22/2014 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 08/19/2014 - (General) Subject: Labor Day Federal Holiday Processing and Customer Service Hours
  • 08/18/2014 - (General) Subject: Volume 2 - School Eligibility and Operations [2014-2015 Federal Student Aid Handbook]
  • 08/18/2014 - (EDESuite) Subject: Issue Alert: EDExpress 2014-2015, Release 3.0 Update Available to Resolve Issue with Adjusted Direct Loan Anticipated Disbursements
  • 08/14/2014 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 08/08/2014 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update

Direct Loan Processing Information

Direct Loan School Guide

Links to information about Direct Loan processing

New Direct Loan Schools

New Direct Loan Schools

Links to information for potential and new Direct Loan schools

Foreign Schools

Foreign Schools

Links to information for foreign schools

Default Prevention

Default Prevention

Links to information for default prevention

Computer-Based Training

Computer-Based Training

Links to COD System computer-based training

Direct Loan School Guide

Direct Loan School Guide

Links to guide for Direct Loan schools

 
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