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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.
  • 04/24/2015 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 04/21/2015 - (COD System) Subject: 2014-2015 COD Technical Reference (April 2015 Update)
  • 04/21/2015 - (COD System) Subject: 2015-2016 COD Technical Reference (April 2015 Update)
  • 04/21/2015 - (General) Subject: Volume 1 - Student Eligibility [2015-2016 Federal Student Aid Handbook]
  • 04/20/2015 - (General) Subject: 150% Direct Subsidized Loan Limit: Electronic Announcement #17 - School Misreporting of Data to COD and NSLDS
  • 04/17/2015 - (EDESuite) Subject: Availability of Service Release Update for EDExpress for Windows 2014-2015, Release 3.0
  • 04/17/2015 - (EDESuite) Subject: Availability of EDExpress for Windows 2015-2016, Release 2.0
  • 04/17/2015 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 04/03/2015 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 04/02/2015 - (General) Subject: OUTAGE ALERT-G5 Web Site Outage April 29-May 4, 2015, Impact to Federal Student Aid Processing and on Funds Availability for Title IV Programs
  • 03/27/2015 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 03/26/2015 - (Loans) Subject: Loan Servicing Information - First Quarter's Customer Service Performance Results
  • 03/26/2015 - (Loans) Subject: Loan Servicing Information - Second Quarter's Customer Service Performance Results
  • 03/20/2015 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 03/20/2015 - (COD System) Subject: COD System Implementation for 2015-2016 Award Year

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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