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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.
  • 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)
  • 08/23/2019 - (General) Subject: Labor Day Federal Holiday Processing and Customer Service Hours
  • 08/21/2019 - (Direct Loans) Subject: Information about Subsidized Usage Limit Applies (SULA) Calculation Updates Made in the COD System July 26-28, 2019
  • 08/09/2019 - (General) Subject: IFAP Update – Upcoming Transition of FSAdownload Content and Financial Partners Portal to IFAP Website on August 18, 2019 (Updated August 19, 2019)
  • 08/06/2019 - (General) Subject: TECHNOLOGY SECURITY ALERT – Exploitation of Ellucian Banner System Vulnerability – Update #1
  • 08/02/2019 - (EDESuite) Subject: Availability of EDExpress for Windows 2019-2020, Release 3.0
  • 07/19/2019 - (COD System) Subject: Additional COD System Implementation for 2019–20 Award Year (Updated July 24, 2019)
  • 07/17/2019 - (General) Subject: TECHNOLOGY SECURITY ALERT – Exploitation of Ellucian Banner System Vulnerability
  • 07/17/2019 - (General) Subject: Information Request to Ensure Access to FSA Systems and Websites
  • 07/02/2019 - (Direct Loans) Subject: Additional 2017–18 Direct Loan Program Year Closeout Information
  • 06/27/2019 - (COD System) Subject: 2019–20 COD System Peak Processing Reminders
  • 06/18/2019 - (General) Subject: Independence Day Federal Holiday Processing and Customer Service Hours
  • 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
  • 06/10/2019 - (EDESuite) Subject: Availability of Direct Loan (DL) Tools for Windows, Release 19.0

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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