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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.
  • 10/24/2014 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 10/23/2014 - (General) Subject: OUTAGE ALERT- G5 Web Site Outage November 19-24, 2014, Impact to Federal Student Aid Processing and on Funds Availability for Title IV Programs
  • 10/17/2014 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 10/16/2014 - (COD System) Subject: 2014-2015 COD Technical Reference (October 2014 Update)
  • 10/16/2014 - (General) Subject: Appendix C - Technical Resources and Assistance [2014-2015 Federal Student Aid Handbook]
  • 10/14/2014 - (Loans) Subject: Loan Servicing Information - Servicing Transition to Navient Completed on October 13, 2014
  • 10/10/2014 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 10/06/2014 - (General) Subject: Columbus Day Federal Holiday Processing and Customer Service Hours
  • 10/06/2014 - (General) Subject: Availability of the 2014-2015 Federal Student Aid Handbook Appendices [2014-2015 Federal Student Aid Handbook]
  • 10/03/2014 - (COD System) Subject: COD Computer-Based Training - 2014 Updates
  • 10/03/2014 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 10/02/2014 - (Loans) Subject: Loan Servicing Information - Navient Begins Servicing on October 13, 2014
  • 09/26/2014 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 09/26/2014 - (General) Subject: Reminder of Program-Level Enrollment Reporting Requirement
  • 09/24/2014 - (Loans) Subject: National Default Rate Briefing for FY 2011 3-Year Rates

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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