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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.
  • 11/19/2018 - (COD System) Subject: 2019–2020 COD Technical Reference
  • 11/14/2018 - (General) Subject: Availability of Updated NSLDS Enrollment Reporting Guide (November 2018)
  • 11/14/2018 - (General) Subject: OUTAGE ALERT – IRS DRT Outage November 17-18, 2018
  • 11/14/2018 - (General) Subject: Thanksgiving Day Federal Holiday Processing and Customer Service Hours
  • 11/13/2018 - (General) Subject: IFAP Survey Now Available
  • 11/02/2018 - (EDESuite) Subject: Availability of Service Release Update for EDExpress for Windows 2018-2019, Release 3.0
  • 11/02/2018 - (EDESuite) Subject: Availability of Service Release Update for Direct Loan (DL) Tools, Release 18.0
  • 11/02/2018 - (General) Subject: Veterans Day Federal Holiday Processing and Customer Service Hours
  • 10/26/2018 - (General) Subject: OUTAGE ALERT – Federal Student Aid Website and System Outages November 3-4 and November 11-12, 2018 (Updated November 1, 2018)
  • 10/22/2018 - (General) Subject: Active Confirmation of TG Numbers (SAIG Mailboxes) and Electronic Services User Accounts Required by December 14, 2018 to Maintain Access to Federal Student Aid Systems
  • 10/11/2018 - (General) Subject: OUTAGE ALERT—G5 System Outage November 10-19, 2018 – Impact to Federal Student Aid Processing and on Funds Availability for Title IV Programs (Updated October 17, 2018)
  • 09/28/2018 - (General) Subject: Recent Federal Student Aid Planned Outages and System Disruptions
  • 09/27/2018 - (General) Subject: Columbus Day Federal Holiday Processing and Customer Service Hours
  • 09/26/2018 - (Loans) Subject: National Default Rate Briefings for FY 2015 Official Cohort Default Rates
  • 09/25/2018 - (Loans) Subject: FY 2015 Official Cohort Default Rates Distributed September 24, 2018

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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