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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.
To access the Campus-Based 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.
  • 01/28/2020 - (General) Subject: Loan Servicing Information - Temporary Closures of Federal Loan Servicing Centers Due to Hazardous Weather Conditions
  • 01/09/2020 - (General) Subject: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday Processing and Customer Service Hours
  • 12/19/2019 - (General) Subject: Access Removed for Unconfirmed TG Numbers (SAIG Mailboxes) and Electronic Services User Accounts
  • 12/19/2019 - (COD System) Subject: 2019–20 COD System Peak Processing Reminders
  • 12/19/2019 - (General) Subject: Reminder: TFA Tokens Must Not Be Shared by Multiple FSA User IDs
  • 12/17/2019 - (Direct Loans) Subject: William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program Reconciliation
  • 12/16/2019 - (General) Subject: OUTAGE ALERT – Federal Student Aid Website and System Outages December 21, 2019
  • 12/13/2019 - (General) Subject: Christmas and New Year's Day Federal Holiday Processing and Customer Service Hours (Updated December 19, 2019)
  • 12/13/2019 - (General) Subject: Next Gen FSA Website Consolidation
  • 12/09/2019 - (COD System) Subject: COD School Testing for the 2020–21 Award Year
  • 11/27/2019 - (COD System) Subject: 2020–2021 COD Technical Reference
  • 11/25/2019 - (General) Subject: Availability of Updated NSLDS Enrollment Reporting Guide (November 2019)
  • 11/22/2019 - (EDESuite) Subject: Program File Available for EDExpress for Windows 2019-2020, Release 3.0 to Resolve Direct Loan Issues
  • 11/21/2019 - (Direct Loans) Subject: Informed Borrowing Confirmation: Modification of Approved Master Promissory Note Confirmation Processes – Operational Impacts to Schools and Preliminary COD System Information
  • 11/19/2019 - (General) Subject: Reminder: Active Confirmation of TG Numbers (SAIG Mailboxes) and Electronic Services User Accounts Required by December 13, 2019 to Maintain Access to Federal Student Aid Systems

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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