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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.
  • 09/04/2015 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 09/04/2015 - (General) Subject: End of Federal Fiscal Year 2015 - Impact on Funds Availability for Pell Grant, Campus-Based, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant, TEACH Grant, and Direct Loan Programs (G5 and COD System)
  • 09/04/2015 - (Gainful Employment) Subject: Gainful Employment Electronic Announcement #60 - GE Reporting and Resolving Incorrect Credential Level Data in NSLDS and in COD
  • 08/28/2015 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 08/26/2015 - (General) Subject: Labor Day Federal Holiday Processing and Customer Service Hours
  • 08/26/2015 - (Direct Loans) Subject: Reminder - Direct Loan Origination Fee Change October 1, 2015
  • 08/25/2015 - (General) Subject: Volume 2 - School Eligibility and Operations [2015-2016 Federal Student Aid Handbook]
  • 08/25/2015 - (General) Subject: Upcoming SAIG Message Class File Update
  • 08/21/2015 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 08/20/2015 - (Gainful Employment) Subject: Gainful Employment Electronic Announcement #59 - New NSLDS Gainful Employment Program Tracking Functionality
  • 08/19/2015 - (COD System) Subject: 2015-2016 COD Technical Reference (August 2015 Update)
  • 08/14/2015 - (EDESuite) Subject: Availability of EDExpress for Windows 2015-2016, Release 3.0
  • 08/14/2015 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 08/07/2015 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 08/07/2015 - (General) Subject: Information About Teacher Cancellation Low-Income Directory Updates

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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