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COD System

The Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) System is the system through which Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant, Federal Pell Grant (Pell Grant),Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, and William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) awards are processed. The COD System is also used by schools to complete Campus-Based processes.

Operational communications and guidance, technical documents, and related information specific to the COD System are provided on this page. Electronic Announcements about the COD System are available below. Related resource information is available on the right side of this page.

To access the Grants page, click here.
To access the Direct Loans page, click here.
To access the EDESuite page, click here.
To access the Campus-Based page, click here.

Electronic Announcements

The 15 most current Electronic Announcements specific to the COD System are listed below. To view more Electronic Announcements about the COD System, click here.
  • 06/17/2019 - (COD System) Subject: 2019–2020 COD Technical Reference (June 2019 Update)
  • 06/17/2019 - (General) Subject: Reminder: Federal Student Aid System Access Changes for Professional Users
  • 06/07/2019 - (Grants) Subject: TEACH Grant Closeout Information for 2018–19 Award Year
  • 06/05/2019 - (Direct Loans) Subject: Operational Guidance for Direct Loan Origination Fee Change October 1, 2019
  • 05/30/2019 - (General) Subject: FY 20 Sequester-Required Changes to the Title IV Student Aid Programs
  • 05/17/2019 - (General) Subject: Upcoming Federal Student Aid System Access Changes for Professional Users
  • 05/16/2019 - (General) Subject: Additional Enhancements to the FSA ID
  • 05/16/2019 - (General) Subject: Memorial Day Federal Holiday Processing and Customer Service Hours
  • 05/03/2019 - (Direct Loans) Subject: Record Submission Due Date for 2017–18 Direct Loan Program Year Closeout
  • 04/12/2019 - (Grants) Subject: 2018–19 Verification Reporting and Verification Status Code “W” Warning Message
  • 03/28/2019 - (General) Subject: IFAP Update – Upcoming Transition of FSAdownload Content and Financial Partners Portal to IFAP Website (Updated May 17, 2019)
  • 03/20/2019 - (General) Subject: Upcoming Enhancements to the FSA ID (Updated March 29, 2019)
  • 03/18/2019 - (General) Subject: REMINDER–Annual DUNS Number Registration Renewal with System for Award Management Database
  • 03/14/2019 - (COD System) Subject: COD System Implementation for 2019–20 Award Year
  • 03/01/2019 - (Grants) Subject: First Pell Grant Administrative Cost Allowance Payments for 2018–19 Award Year

COD Technical Reference

COD Technical Reference

Technical reference for the COD System

COD XML Schema

COD XML Schema

COD Common Record XML schema versions

Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Codes

Computer-Based Training

Computer-Based Training

Link to COD System computer-based training

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