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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.
  • 04/17/2014 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 04/15/2014 - (EDESuite) Subject: Availability of EDExpress for Windows 2014-2015, Release 2.0
  • 04/11/2014 - (Loans) Subject: 150% Direct Subsidized Loan Limit: Electronic Announcement #13 - Subsidized Usage Period Data and New Web Functionality Added to NSLDS Beginning April 14, 2014
  • 04/11/2014 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 04/04/2014 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 04/04/2014 - (COD System) Subject: 150% Direct Subsidized Loan Limit: Electronic Announcement #12 - COD System Changes for 150% Limit to be Implemented on April 11-14, 2014
  • 04/03/2014 - (General) Subject: Application and Verification Guide [2014-2015 Federal Student Aid Handbook]
  • 04/02/2014 - (COD System) Subject: COD System Implementation for 2014-2015 Award Year
  • 04/02/2014 - (General) Subject: OUTAGE ALERT--NSLDS Service Outage Scheduled for April 12-13, 2014
  • 03/28/2014 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 03/27/2014 - (EDESuite) Subject: Upcoming EDExpress for Windows 2014-2015 Releases and Direct Loan and TEACH Grant Functionality
  • 03/21/2014 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 03/21/2014 - (Loans) Subject: Loan Servicing Information - Second Quarter's Customer Service Performance Results
  • 03/21/2014 - (Loans) Subject: New Direct Consolidation Loan Process Information - Additional Guidance for Schools and Third Party Servicers
  • 03/14/2014 - (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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