Posted Date: July 19, 2019

Author:  Federal Student Aid

Subject: Additional COD System Implementation for 2019–20 Award Year (Updated July 24, 2019)

NOTE: On July 24, 2019, we added an attachment to this announcement. The attachment, titled “Additional COD System Processing Function Modifications for 2019–20,” highlights the processing function modifications we will implement during the July 26-28, 2019 period.

During the period July 26-28, 2019, we plan to implement additional Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) System functionality that supports the Campus-Based programs and the processing of Federal Pell Grant (Pell Grant), Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant, Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, and William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) awards for the 2019–20 Award Year.

In this announcement, we provide the following information related to the implementation:

  • COD System Outage Information

  • Additional 2019–20 COD System Implementation Information

  • Contact Information

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we complete this important activity.

COD System Outage Information

To implement the COD System functionality, we will suspend COD batch processing beginning at 11 p.m. Eastern time (ET) on Friday, July 26, 2019. Records submitted after this time will be held and processed after 11 p.m. ET on Sunday, July 28, 2019.

Note: All actual disbursements with a disbursement date from July 26, 2019 through July 28, 2019 must be received, and subsequently accepted, by the COD System no later than 9 a.m. ET on Friday, July 26, 2019, in order to generate the appropriate funding level increase prior to the outage. Disbursements submitted by the deadline but not subsequently accepted or disbursements submitted after the deadline will be processed and funded after the outage.

In addition, between 11 p.m. ET on Friday, July 26, 2019 and 11 p.m. ET on Sunday, July 28, 2019—

  • Users will not be able to submit or retrieve data via the COD Web Site.

  • Users will not be able to access the COD Reports area of the COD Web Site.

  • An individual will not be able to complete any actions or view loan correspondence via the website.

Additional 2019–20 COD System Implementation Information

We will provide additional information about the specific changes in this implementation in a future update.

Contact Information

If you have questions about this announcement, contact the COD School Relations Center at 1-800-848-0978. You may also email


Additional COD System Processing Function Modifications for 2019–20 in PDF Format, 144KB, 2 Pages


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