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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.
  • 04/20/2018 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 04/20/2018 - (General) Subject: OUTAGE ALERT – Federal Student Aid Website and System Outages April 27-29, 2018
  • 04/19/2018 - (General) Subject: OUTAGE ALERT – SAIG Outage April 21-22, 2018
  • 04/17/2018 - (General) Subject: TPD Discharge Information – Updated Total and Permanent Disability Discharge Loan Holder Notification File Effective April 2018
  • 04/17/2018 - (Loans) Subject: Total and Permanent Disability Match Process with Department of Veterans Affairs Begins
  • 03/16/2018 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 03/14/2018 - (General) Subject: REMINDER–Annual DUNS Number Registration Renewal with System for Award Management Database
  • 03/13/2018 - (COD System) Subject: COD System Implementation for 2018–19 Award Year
  • 03/09/2018 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 02/26/2018 - (Loans) Subject: FY 2015 Draft Cohort Default Rates Distributed February 26, 2018
  • 02/16/2018 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 02/12/2018 - (Direct Loans) Subject: Direct Loan Closeout Information for 2016–17 Program Year
  • 02/08/2018 - (General) Subject: Potential Government Closure - Federal Student Aid Processing and Customer Service Guidance
  • 02/07/2018 - (General) Subject: OUTAGE ALERT – FSA Feedback System Outage Scheduled for February 9-11, 2018 for System Upgrades
  • 02/07/2018 - (General) Subject: Washington's Birthday Federal Holiday Processing and Customer Service Hours (February 15, 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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