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Direct Loans


Electronic Announcements specific to Direct Loans for 2018 are listed below.

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2018 Electronic Announcements

  • 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
  • 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
  • 11/20/2018 - (COD System) Subject: Additional COD System Implementation for 2018–19 Award Year
  • 11/20/2018 - (General) Subject: Reminder: Active Confirmation of TG Numbers (SAIG Mailboxes) and Electronic Services User Accounts Required by December 14, 2018 to Maintain Access to Federal Student Aid Systems
  • 11/19/2018 - (COD System) Subject: 2019–2020 COD Technical Reference
  • 11/14/2018 - (General) Subject: Availability of Updated NSLDS Enrollment Reporting Guide (November 2018)
  • 11/14/2018 - (General) Subject: OUTAGE ALERT – IRS DRT Outage November 17-18, 2018
  • 11/14/2018 - (General) Subject: Thanksgiving Day Federal Holiday Processing and Customer Service Hours
  • 11/13/2018 - (General) Subject: IFAP Survey Now Available
  • 11/02/2018 - (EDESuite) Subject: Availability of Service Release Update for EDExpress for Windows 2018-2019, Release 3.0
  • 11/02/2018 - (EDESuite) Subject: Availability of Service Release Update for Direct Loan (DL) Tools, Release 18.0
  • 11/02/2018 - (General) Subject: Veterans Day Federal Holiday Processing and Customer Service Hours
  • 10/26/2018 - (General) Subject: OUTAGE ALERT – Federal Student Aid Website and System Outages November 3-4 and November 11-12, 2018 (Updated November 1, 2018)
  • 10/22/2018 - (General) Subject: Active Confirmation of TG Numbers (SAIG Mailboxes) and Electronic Services User Accounts Required by December 14, 2018 to Maintain Access to Federal Student Aid Systems
  • 10/11/2018 - (General) Subject: OUTAGE ALERT—G5 System Outage November 10-19, 2018 – Impact to Federal Student Aid Processing and on Funds Availability for Title IV Programs (Updated October 17, 2018)
  • 09/28/2018 - (General) Subject: Recent Federal Student Aid Planned Outages and System Disruptions
  • 09/27/2018 - (General) Subject: Columbus Day Federal Holiday Processing and Customer Service Hours
  • 09/26/2018 - (Loans) Subject: National Default Rate Briefings for FY 2015 Official Cohort Default Rates
  • 09/25/2018 - (Loans) Subject: FY 2015 Official Cohort Default Rates Distributed September 24, 2018
  • 09/10/2018 - (General) Subject: End of Federal Fiscal Year 2018 – Impact on Funds Availability for Pell Grant, Campus-Based, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant, TEACH Grant, and Direct Loan Programs (G5 and COD System)
  • 08/24/2018 - (General) Subject: Labor Day Federal Holiday Processing and Customer Service Hours (Updated August 30, 2018)
  • 08/16/2018 - (COD System) Subject: 2018-2019 COD Technical Reference (August 2018 Update)
  • 07/26/2018 - (General) Subject: OUTAGE ALERT – Federal Student Aid Website and System Outages August 3-6, 2018
  • 07/06/2018 - (Direct Loans) Subject: Additional 2016–17 Direct Loan Program Year Closeout Information
  • 06/29/2018 - (EDESuite) Subject: Availability of Direct Loan (DL) Tools for Windows, Release 18.0
  • 06/22/2018 - (General) Subject: Independence Day Federal Holiday Processing and Customer Service Hours
  • 06/20/2018 - (Direct Loans) Subject: Operational Guidance for Direct Loan Origination Fee Change October 1, 2018
  • 06/18/2018 - (COD System) Subject: 2018-2019 COD Technical Reference (June 2018 Update)
  • 06/06/2018 - (Direct Loans) Subject: Changes to Availability of Paper Direct Loan Counseling Guides and Direct Loan Master Promissory Notes
  • 06/06/2018 - (General) Subject: FY 19 Sequester-Required Changes to the Title IV Student Aid Programs
  • 06/05/2018 - (COD System) Subject: Additional COD System Implementation for 2018–19 Award Year
  • 05/25/2018 - (EDESuite) Subject: Availability of EDExpress for Windows 2018-2019, Release 2.0
  • 05/23/2018 - (Loans) Subject: Temporary Expanded Public Service Loan Forgiveness Opportunity Now Available
  • 05/18/2018 - (General) Subject: Interest Rates for Direct Loans First Disbursed Between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019
  • 05/17/2018 - (General) Subject: Memorial Day Federal Holiday Processing and Customer Service Hours (Updated May 23, 2018)
  • 05/16/2018 - (Direct Loans) Subject: Record Submission Due Date for 2016–17 Direct Loan Program Year Closeout
  • 05/14/2018 - (COD System) Subject: 2018-2019 COD Technical Reference (May 2018 Update)
  • 05/07/2018 - (Loans) Subject: Loan Servicing Information – Performance Metrics and Allocation Information Now Available on the FSA Data Center
  • 05/04/2018 - (COD System) Subject: Phone Number Update for COD Call Centers Effective June 17, 2018 (Updated May 9, 2018)
  • 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)
  • 02/02/2018 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 01/26/2018 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 01/19/2018 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 01/19/2018 - (Loans) Subject: Loan Servicing Information - Reporting Student Loan Interest Payments for 2017
  • 01/19/2018 - (General) Subject: Potential Government Closure - Federal Student Aid Processing and Customer Service Guidance
  • 01/11/2018 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 01/05/2018 - (COD System) Subject: COD Processing Update
  • 01/04/2018 - (General) Subject: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday Processing and Customer Service Hours
  • 01/04/2018 - (Loans) Subject: Loan Servicing Information - Temporary Closures of Federal Loan Servicing Centers Due to Hazardous Weather Conditions

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