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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.
  • 07/22/2016 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 07/21/2016 - (Loans) Subject: Loan Servicing Information - Federal Loan Servicer Team Change
  • 07/15/2016 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 07/15/2016 - (Loans) Subject: Loan Servicing Information - Performance Metrics for January 1, 2016 through May 31, 2016 and Allocation Information in Effect Through February 28, 2017
  • 07/08/2016 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 06/30/2016 - (Direct Loans) Subject: Additional 2014-2015 Direct Loan Program Year Closeout Information
  • 06/30/2016 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 06/30/2016 - (General) Subject: OUTAGE ALERT - G5 System Outage July 19-26, 2016, Impact to Federal Student Aid Processing and on Funds Availability for Title IV Programs
  • 06/24/2016 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 06/21/2016 - (General) Subject: Independence Day Federal Holiday Processing and Customer Service Hours
  • 06/20/2016 - (COD System) Subject: Additional COD System Implementation Planned for July 9, 2016
  • 06/17/2016 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 06/10/2016 - (EDESuite) Subject: Availability of Direct Loan (DL) Tools for Windows, Release 16.0
  • 06/10/2016 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 06/07/2016 - (COD System) Subject: 2016-2017 COD Technical Reference (June 2016 Update)

Direct Loan Processing Information

Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Codes

New Direct Loan Schools

New Direct Loan Schools

Links to information for potential and new Direct Loan schools

Sample MPNs and Communications

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

 
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