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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.
  • 01/11/2019 - (General) Subject: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday Processing and Customer Service Hours
  • 01/03/2019 - (General) Subject: OUTAGE ALERT – IRS DRT Outages on January 6 and 12, 2019
  • 01/03/2019 - (General) Subject: Impact of Partial Government Shutdown on FSA
  • 12/21/2018 - (General) Subject: Access Removed for Unconfirmed TG Numbers (SAIG Mailboxes) and Electronic Services User Accounts
  • 12/21/2018 - (Direct Loans) Subject: William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program Reconciliation
  • 12/20/2018 - (General) Subject: R2T4 Transition #1 – Preliminary Information: R2T4 Functions to Move to COD System in 2019
  • 12/17/2018 - (COD System) Subject: 2018–19 COD System Peak Processing Reminders
  • 12/14/2018 - (General) Subject: Christmas and New Year's Day Federal Holiday Processing and Customer Service Hours (Updated December 19, 2018)
  • 12/14/2018 - (Loans) Subject: Loan Servicing Information - Performance Metrics and Allocation Information Now Available on the FSA Data Center
  • 12/13/2018 - (Loans) Subject: Closed School Discharge Changes
  • 12/12/2018 - (Direct Loans) Subject: Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Help Tool Now Available
  • 12/11/2018 - (COD System) Subject: COD School Testing for the 2019–20 Award Year
  • 12/10/2018 - (Grants) Subject: 2019 TEACH Grant Program Changes – Standardized Annual Certification Date and Reconsideration Process
  • 12/10/2018 - (General) Subject: Title IV Aid Disbursement Reporting, Excess Cash, and Reconciliation Requirements
  • 12/04/2018 - (General) Subject: National Day of Mourning Processing and Customer Service Hours

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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