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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.
  • 05/28/2015 - (General) Subject: Upcoming SAIG Message Class File Update
  • 05/22/2015 - (General) Subject: FSA ID/PIN Replacement - FSA ID Additional Information and Helpful Hints
  • 05/20/2015 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 05/19/2015 - (General) Subject: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Cash Management, Clock-to-Credit-Hour Conversion, and Repeat Coursework
  • 05/15/2015 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 05/15/2015 - (Direct Loans) Subject: Interest Rates for Direct Loans First Disbursed between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016
  • 05/14/2015 - (General) Subject: Volume 3 - Calculating Awards & Packaging [2015-2016 Federal Student Aid Handbook]
  • 05/13/2015 - (General) Subject: Memorial Day Federal Holiday Processing and Customer Service Hours
  • 05/08/2015 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 05/07/2015 - (General) Subject: FSA ID/PIN Replacement - Please Add Fsaid.ed.gov as Trusted Domain Address
  • 05/01/2015 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 05/01/2015 - (General) Subject: OUTAGE ALERT - Federal Student Aid Website and System Outages Scheduled for May 9-10, 2015 for FSA ID Implementation
  • 05/01/2015 - (Direct Loans) Subject: Record Submission Due Date for 2013-2014 Direct Loan Program Year Closeout
  • 04/27/2015 - (General) Subject: CANCELLED-G5 Web Site Outage April 29-May 4, 2015
  • 04/24/2015 - (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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