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.
- 10/02/2015 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
- 10/01/2015 - (General) Subject: Columbus Day Federal Holiday Processing and Customer Service Hours (Updated October 2, 2015)
- 09/30/2015 - (Loans) Subject: National Default Rate Briefings for FY 2012 3-Year Official Rates
- 09/30/2015 - (Loans) Subject: FY 2012 3-Year Official Cohort Default Rates Distributed September 28, 2015
- 09/30/2015 - (General) Subject: OUTAGE ALERT - Federal Student Aid Web Site and System Outages October 3 and 4, 2015
- 09/25/2015 - (Direct Loans) Subject: 150% Direct Subsidized Loan Limit: Electronic Announcement #19 - Importance of Accurate Direct Loan and Enrollment Reporting to Prevent Loss of Subsidy
- 09/25/2015 - (COD System) Subject: Additional COD System Implementation for 2015-2016 Award Year
- 09/25/2015 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
- 09/25/2015 - (EDESuite) Subject: Guidance for EDExpress 2015-2016 Direct Loan and TEACH Grant Users Following October COD System Implementation
- 09/23/2015 - (General) Subject: OUTAGE ALERT - Federal Student Aid Web Site and System Outages September 26 and 27, 2015
- 09/18/2015 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
- 09/15/2015 - (Loans) Subject: FY 2012 3-Year Official Cohort Default Rates Release Scheduled for September 28, 2015
- 09/14/2015 - (Loans) Subject: Loan Servicing Information - Federal Loan Servicer Team Changes Update and Contact Center Support Service Status
- 09/11/2015 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
- 09/10/2015 - (COD System) Subject: COD Computer-Based Training - September 2015 Updates
Direct Loan Processing Information
Links to information about Direct Loan processing
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Codes
New Direct Loan Schools
Links to information for potential and new Direct Loan schools
Links to information for foreign schools
Links to information for default prevention
Links to COD System computer-based training
Direct Loan School Guide
Links to guide for Direct Loan schools