Note: On Nov. 6, 2020, we posted additional information about COD System changes made to support the reporting requirements for withdrawn students who qualify for a Title IV waiver under the CARES Act. The information in the Nov. 6, 2020 Electronic Announcement supplements and, in some cases, supersedes the guidance below.
As part of the Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) System implementation planned for Sept. 27, 2020, we will make additional changes to the COD System to support the reporting requirements for withdrawn students who qualify for a Title IV waiver under the CARES Act. These changes supplement the work completed on Aug. 2, 2020 and explained in a July 30, 2020 Electronic Announcement. In this announcement, we provide the following important information about our implementation plans:
- High-Level Schedule and Summary of COD System Changes for the CARES Act (Phase Two)
- COD System Outage Information
- Technical Information and Document Availability
- Contact Information
High-Level Schedule and Summary of COD System Changes for the CARES Act (Phase Two)
As noted in the July 30th announcement, we implemented the first phase of COD System functionality on Aug. 2, 2020. Phase two will be implemented on Sept. 27, 2020. This phase will include:
- New and modified reports
- Modifications to the Return of Title IV (R2T4) calculator on COD website
COD System Outage Information
To implement the COD System functionality, we will suspend COD batch processing from 7 p.m. Eastern time (ET) on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020 through 11 a.m. ET on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. Records submitted during this time will be held and processed after the outage ends.
In addition, between 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020 until 11 a.m. ET on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020—
- Users will not be able to submit or retrieve data via the COD website.
- Users will not be able to access the COD Reports area of the COD website.
Technical Information and Document Availability
We plan to post an updated version of the 2020–21 COD Technical Reference by the end of September 2020. As noted in the previous announcement, there are no changes to the COD Common Record XML Schema.
If you have questions about this announcement, contact the COD School Relations Center at 1-800-848-0978. You may also email CODSupport@ed.gov.