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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.

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.
  • 09/26/2016 - (Loans) Subject: FY 2013 3-Year Official Cohort Default Rates Distributed September 26, 2016
  • 09/23/2016 - (COD System) Subject: COD Common Record XML Schema Version 4.0c Now Available
  • 09/23/2016 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 09/21/2016 - (General) Subject: Important Operational Information for Schools Processing Title IV Aid for Transfer Students Who Have Been Affected by a School Closure
  • 09/16/2016 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 09/09/2016 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 09/08/2016 - (Loans) Subject: FY 2013 Official 3-Year Cohort Default Rates Distributed September 26, 2016
  • 09/02/2016 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 09/01/2016 - (General) Subject: End of Federal Fiscal Year 2016 - Impact on Funds Availability for Pell Grant, Campus-Based, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant, TEACH Grant, and Direct Loan Programs (G5 and COD System)
  • 08/26/2016 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 08/26/2016 - (General) Subject: Labor Day Federal Holiday Processing and Customer Service Hours
  • 08/19/2016 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 08/17/2016 - (Loans) Subject: Loan Servicing Information - Federal Loan Servicer Name Change
  • 08/15/2016 - (Loans) Subject: Loan Servicing Information - Federal Loan Servicer Team Change Update and Contact Center Support Service Status
  • 08/12/2016 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update

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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