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Direct Loans


Electronic Announcements specific to Direct Loans for 2017 are listed below.

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2017 Electronic Announcements

  • 12/27/2017 - (General) Subject: Access Removed for Unconfirmed TG Numbers (SAIG Mailboxes) and Electronic Services User Accounts
  • 12/22/2017 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 12/21/2017 - (Direct Loans) Subject: William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program Reconciliation
  • 12/15/2017 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 12/15/2017 - (COD System) Subject: 2017—18 COD System Peak Processing Reminders
  • 12/14/2017 - (General) Subject: Reminder: Mandatory EDconnect Patch
  • 12/13/2017 - (General) Subject: Christmas and New Year's Day Federal Holiday Processing and Customer Service Hours
  • 12/08/2017 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 12/05/2017 - (General) Subject: Upcoming Quarterly SAIG Message Class File Update
  • 11/22/2017 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 11/22/2017 - (General) Subject: Title IV Aid Disbursement Reporting, Excess Cash, and Reconciliation Requirements
  • 11/21/2017 - (COD System) Subject: 2018-2019 COD Technical Reference
  • 11/20/2017 - (COD System) Subject: 2017-2018 COD Technical Reference (November 2017 Update)
  • 11/17/2017 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 11/17/2017 - (COD System) Subject: COD School Testing for the 2018-19 Award Year
  • 11/16/2017 - (General) Subject: Availability of Updated NSLDS Enrollment Reporting Guide (November 2017)
  • 11/16/2017 - (General) Subject: Reminder: Active Confirmation of TG Numbers (SAIG Mailboxes) and Electronic Services User Accounts Required by December 15, 2017 to Maintain Access to Federal Student Aid Systems
  • 11/09/2017 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 11/07/2017 - (General) Subject: Thanksgiving Day Federal Holiday Processing and Customer Service Hours
  • 11/03/2017 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 11/03/2017 - (General) Subject: EDconnect Patch Installation Required by November 30, 2017
  • 10/27/2017 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 10/26/2017 - (General) Subject: Veterans Day Federal Holiday Processing and Customer Service Hours
  • 10/23/2017 - (General) Subject: Active Confirmation of TG Numbers (SAIG Mailboxes) and Electronic Services User Accounts Required by December 15, 2017 to Maintain Access to Federal Student Aid Systems
  • 10/20/2017 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 10/18/2017 - (EDESuite) Subject: Availability of Service Release Update for EDExpress for Windows 2017-2018, Release 2.0
  • 10/13/2017 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 10/13/2017 - (General) Subject: OUTAGE ALERT - Federal Student Aid Website and System Outages October 21-22, 2017
  • 10/06/2017 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 10/05/2017 - (General) Subject: Important NSLDS Enrollment Reporting Updates and Reminders
  • 10/04/2017 - (COD System) Subject: Additional COD System Implementation Planned for October 13-15, 2017
  • 09/29/2017 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 09/28/2017 - (General) Subject: Columbus Day Federal Holiday Processing and Customer Service Hours
  • 09/27/2017 - (Loans) Subject: National Default Rate Briefings for FY 2014 Official Cohort Default Rates
  • 09/27/2017 - (Loans) Subject: FY 2014 Official Cohort Default Rates Distributed September 25, 2017
  • 09/26/2017 - (EDESuite) Subject: EDExpress for Windows 2017-2018, Release 2.0 Reposted with Updated IE Requirement for FAA Access to CPS Online Interface
  • 09/22/2017 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 09/22/2017 - (Loans) Subject: Loan Servicing Information - Performance Metrics and Allocation Information Now Available on the FSA Data Center
  • 09/15/2017 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 09/08/2017 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 09/08/2017 - (General) Subject: End of Federal Fiscal Year 2017 - Impact on Funds Availability for Pell Grant, Campus-Based, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant, TEACH Grant, and Direct Loan Programs (G5 and COD System)
  • 09/05/2017 - (Loans) Subject: FY 2014 Official Cohort Default Rates Release Scheduled for September 25, 2017
  • 09/01/2017 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 08/30/2017 - (COD System) Subject: 2017-2018 COD Technical Reference (August 2017 Update)
  • 08/25/2017 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 08/25/2017 - (General) Subject: Labor Day Federal Holiday Processing and Customer Service Hours
  • 08/18/2017 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 08/15/2017 - (General) Subject: Information About Teacher Cancellation Low Income Directory Updates
  • 08/11/2017 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 08/03/2017 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 07/28/2017 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 07/25/2017 - (COD System) Subject: COD System Changes to School Reports to be Implemented on October 13-15, 2017 (Updated September 28, 2017)
  • 07/21/2017 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 07/13/2017 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 07/07/2017 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 07/06/2017 - (Direct Loans) Subject: Additional 2015-2016 Direct Loan Program Year Closeout Information
  • 06/30/2017 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 06/29/2017 - (COD System) Subject: 150% Direct Subsidized Loan Limit: Electronic Announcement #24 - COD System Changes for 150% Direct Subsidized Loan Limit to be Implemented on July 14-16, 2017
  • 06/29/2017 - (COD System) Subject: Additional COD System Implementation Planned for July 14-16, 2017
  • 06/23/2017 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 06/23/2017 - (General) Subject: Independence Day Federal Holiday Processing and Customer Service Hours
  • 06/19/2017 - (Direct Loans) Subject: Operational Guidance for Direct Loan Origination Fee Change October 1, 2017
  • 06/16/2017 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 06/13/2017 - (COD System) Subject: 2017-2018 COD System Peak Processing Reminders
  • 06/09/2017 - (EDESuite) Subject: Availability of Direct Loan (DL) Tools for Windows, Release 17.0
  • 06/09/2017 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 06/02/2017 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 06/02/2017 - (Loans) Subject: IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) Restored for Electronic IDR Plan Request
  • 05/26/2017 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 05/19/2017 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 05/19/2017 - (General) Subject: Memorial Day Federal Holiday Processing and Customer Service Hours
  • 05/15/2017 - (General) Subject: FSA ID Enhancements Implemented on May 14, 2017
  • 05/09/2017 - (COD System) Subject: 2017-2018 COD Technical Reference (May 2017 Update)
  • 05/05/2017 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 05/03/2017 - (Direct Loans) Subject: Record Submission Due Date for 2015-2016 Direct Loan Program Year Closeout
  • 04/28/2017 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 04/21/2017 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 04/19/2017 - (Loans) Subject: NSLDS School Portfolio Report Enhancements
  • 04/18/2017 - (General) Subject: Upcoming Implementation of FSA ID Enhancements
  • 04/14/2017 - (EDESuite) Subject: Availability of EDExpress for Windows 2017-2018, Release 2.0
  • 04/14/2017 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 04/07/2017 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 03/31/2017 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 03/24/2017 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 03/17/2017 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 03/16/2017 - (COD System) Subject: COD System Implementation for 2017-2018 Award Year
  • 03/15/2017 - (General) Subject: REMINDER - Annual DUNS Number Registration Renewal with System for Award Management Database
  • 03/07/2017 - (EDESuite) Subject: Change to EDESuite Operating System Requirements Beginning in Fall 2017
  • 02/27/2017 - (Loans) Subject: FY 2014 3-Year Draft Cohort Default Rates Distributed February 27, 2017
  • 02/27/2017 - (General) Subject: February 27th Issue Preventing Access to Federal Student Aid Systems Requiring TFA Tokens Resolved
  • 02/27/2017 - (General) Subject: UNPLANNED OUTAGE ALERT - February 27th Issue Preventing Access to Federal Student Aid Systems Requiring TFA Tokens
  • 02/24/2017 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 02/24/2017 - (General) Subject: February 24th Issue Preventing Access to Federal Student Aid Systems Requiring TFA Tokens Resolved
  • 02/24/2017 - (General) Subject: Upcoming Quarterly SAIG Message Class File Update
  • 02/23/2017 - (COD System) Subject: REMINDER - Full COD Common Record XML Schema Validation Begins March 2017
  • 02/17/2017 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 02/17/2017 - (Direct Loans) Subject: Direct Loan Processing Information - New Street Address for Mailing Paper Master Promissory Notes and Endorser Addenda Effective March 24, 2017
  • 02/10/2017 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 02/10/2017 - (General) Subject: Washington's Birthday Federal Holiday Processing and Customer Service Hours
  • 02/09/2017 - (General) Subject: OUTAGE ALERT - Federal Student Aid Website and System Outage February 11-12, 2017
  • 02/07/2017 - (Direct Loans) Subject: Direct Loan Closeout Information for 2015-2016 Program Year
  • 02/06/2017 - (General) Subject: February 3rd Unavailability of IFAP Website Resolved
  • 02/02/2017 - (EDESuite) Subject: Beta Test Volunteers Needed for EDExpress 2017-2018, Release 2.0
  • 02/01/2017 - (General) Subject: OUTAGE ALERT - G5 System Outage February 24-27, 2017, Impact to Federal Student Aid Processing and on Funds Availability for Title IV Programs
  • 01/31/2017 - (COD System) Subject: 2017-2018 COD Technical Reference (January 2017 Update)
  • 01/30/2017 - (General) Subject: OUTAGE ALERT - Federal Student Aid Website and System Outage February 4-5, 2017
  • 01/27/2017 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 01/23/2017 - (General) Subject: OUTAGE ALERT - Federal Student Aid Website and System Outages January 28-29, 2017
  • 01/19/2017 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 01/19/2017 - (Loans) Subject: Loan Servicing Information - Reporting Student Loan Interest Payments for 2016
  • 01/18/2017 - (Loans) Subject: Loan Servicing Information - Temporary Closures of Federal Loan Servicing Centers Due to Hazardous Weather Conditions
  • 01/13/2017 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 01/09/2017 - (General) Subject: EDconnect Updates Require Operating System Upgrade
  • 01/06/2017 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 01/05/2017 - (General) Subject: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday and Inauguration Day Processing and Customer Service Hours (Updated January 18, 2017)

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