Posted Date: January 28, 2014

Author:  Sue O'Flaherty, Service Director, Program Management, Federal Student Aid

Subject: Availability of Report Readers for Pell Grant Reconciliation File, Pell Grant Year to Date (YTD) File, and School Account Statement (SAS) Disbursement Detail on Demand File (Updated February 12, 2014)

Note: On February 7, 2014 we corrected an issue with all three reader files, and the reader files were replaced on the COD Web site. If a school downloaded any of the reader files from January 28, 2014 through February 7, 2014, it should delete those saved reader files and download the updated files.

We are pleased to announce the posting of three report readers for the following reports:

  • Pell Grant Reconciliation File

  • Pell Grant YTD File

  • SAS Disbursement Detail on Demand File

The readers provide a simplified way of importing the report files into an Excel spreadsheet for school reconciliation purposes.  A school that does not already have a process in place for using these reports to regularly reconcile its Pell Grant and Direct Loan data should consider downloading the readers for this purpose.  To use the readers, a school must receive the fixed-length format of the reports.

The readers, along with instructions on how to use them, are posted on the Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) Web site and can be accessed by clicking on the “Today’s Update” link located on the gray bar at the bottom of the home page.

Contact Information

If you have questions about the readers or need additional assistance with using them, contact the COD School Relations Center at 800/848-0978 for Direct Loans or 800/474-7268 for Pell Grants.  You may also e-mail


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