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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.
  • 01/23/2015 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 01/16/2015 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 01/16/2015 - (General) Subject: OUTAGE ALERT - Federal Student Aid Web Site and System Outages January 24-25, 2015
  • 01/16/2015 - (Loans) Subject: Loan Servicing Information - Reporting Student Loan Interest Payments for 2014
  • 01/09/2015 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 01/09/2015 - (Gainful Employment) Subject: Gainful Employment Electronic Announcement #51 - NSLDS Gainful Employment Submittal File Record Layouts
  • 01/07/2015 - (General) Subject: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday Processing and Customer Service Hours
  • 12/31/2014 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 12/29/2014 - (General) Subject: TFA Information - Transition to Soft Tokens
  • 12/23/2014 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 12/23/2014 - (General) Subject: Compliance with Program-Level Enrollment Reporting to NSLDS
  • 12/23/2014 - (General) Subject: OUTAGE ALERT - Federal Student Aid Web Site and System Outages December 28, 2014 - January 1, 2015
  • 12/23/2014 - (COD System) Subject: Temporary Change to COD Reject Edit 147 - December 2014 - March 2015
  • 12/22/2014 - (General) Subject: Access Removed for Unconfirmed TG Numbers (SAIG Mailboxes) and Electronic Services User Accounts
  • 12/19/2014 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update

Direct Loan Processing Information

Direct Loan School Guide

Links to information about Direct Loan processing

Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Codes

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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