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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.
  • 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
  • 11/19/2019 - (General) Subject: Title IV Aid Disbursement Reporting, Excess Cash, and Reconciliation Requirements
  • 11/15/2019 - (General) Subject: Thanksgiving Day Federal Holiday Processing and Customer Service Hours
  • 11/08/2019 - (General) Subject: OUTAGE ALERT – Federal Student Aid Website and System Outages November 15-18, 2019
  • 10/31/2019 - (General) Subject: Veterans Day Federal Holiday Processing and Customer Service Hours
  • 10/30/2019 - (COD System) Subject: COD Common Record XML Schema Version 4.0d Now Available
  • 10/28/2019 - (General) Subject: 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
  • 10/25/2019 - (General) Subject: OUTAGE ALERT—G5 System Outage November 20-25, 2019 – Impact to Federal Student Aid Processing and on Funds Availability for Title IV Programs
  • 10/24/2019 - (General) Subject: Additional Information Regarding Federal Student Aid Systems User Access Issue
  • 10/17/2019 - (General) Subject: ISSUE ALERT – Federal Student Aid Systems User Access Issue and Resolution
  • 10/02/2019 - (General) Subject: Columbus Day Federal Holiday Processing and Customer Service Hours
  • 09/26/2019 - (General) Subject: OUTAGE ALERT – IRS DRT Outage on October 6, 2019
  • 09/25/2019 - (Loans) Subject: National Default Rate Briefings for FY 2016 Official Cohort Default Rates
  • 09/23/2019 - (Loans) Subject: FY 2016 Official Cohort Default Rates Distributed September 23, 2019
  • 09/09/2019 - (General) Subject: End of Federal Fiscal Year 2019 – Impact on Funds Availability for Campus-Based, Pell Grant, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant, TEACH Grant, and Direct Loan Programs (G5 and COD System)

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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