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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.
  • 06/30/2015 - (Gainful Employment) Subject: Gainful Employment Electronic Announcement #56 - Updated NSLDS Gainful Employment User Guide
  • 06/26/2015 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 06/23/2015 - (Direct Loans) Subject: Additional 2013-2014 Direct Loan Program Year Closeout Information
  • 06/22/2015 - (Loans) Subject: School Portfolio Report Import Tool
  • 06/19/2015 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 06/18/2015 - (General) Subject: Independence Day Federal Holiday Processing and Customer Service Hours
  • 06/15/2015 - (Gainful Employment) Subject: Gainful Employment Electronic Announcement #55 - Initial Chapters of Updated Gainful Employment Operations Manual Now Available
  • 06/12/2015 - (EDESuite) Subject: Availability of Direct Loan (DL) Tools for Windows, Release 15.0
  • 06/12/2015 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 06/11/2015 - (Gainful Employment) Subject: Gainful Employment Electronic Announcement #54 - Certification Requirements for Gainful Employment Programs
  • 06/09/2015 - (Loans) Subject: Loan Servicing Information - Debt Relief Information for Corinthian Students - Briefing Points for Financial Aid Community
  • 06/05/2015 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 06/05/2015 - (COD System) Subject: Additional COD System Implementation for 2015-2016 Award Year
  • 06/02/2015 - (General) Subject: Volume 5 - Withdrawals and the Return of Title IV Funds [2015-2016 Federal Student Aid Handbook]
  • 06/01/2015 - (COD System) Subject: 2015-2016 COD System Peak Processing Reminders

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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