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Direct Loans


Electronic Announcements specific to Direct Loans for 2019 are listed below.

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2019 Electronic Announcements

  • 08/09/2019 - (General) Subject: IFAP Update – Upcoming Transition of FSAdownload Content and Financial Partners Portal to IFAP Website on August 18, 2019 (Updated August 19, 2019)
  • 08/06/2019 - (General) Subject: TECHNOLOGY SECURITY ALERT – Exploitation of Ellucian Banner System Vulnerability – Update #1
  • 08/02/2019 - (EDESuite) Subject: Availability of EDExpress for Windows 2019-2020, Release 3.0
  • 07/19/2019 - (COD System) Subject: Additional COD System Implementation for 2019–20 Award Year (Updated July 24, 2019)
  • 07/17/2019 - (General) Subject: TECHNOLOGY SECURITY ALERT – Exploitation of Ellucian Banner System Vulnerability
  • 07/17/2019 - (General) Subject: Information Request to Ensure Access to FSA Systems and Websites
  • 07/02/2019 - (Direct Loans) Subject: Additional 2017–18 Direct Loan Program Year Closeout Information
  • 06/27/2019 - (COD System) Subject: 2019–20 COD System Peak Processing Reminders
  • 06/18/2019 - (General) Subject: Independence Day Federal Holiday Processing and Customer Service Hours
  • 06/17/2019 - (COD System) Subject: 2019–2020 COD Technical Reference (June 2019 Update)
  • 06/17/2019 - (General) Subject: Reminder: Federal Student Aid System Access Changes for Professional Users
  • 06/10/2019 - (EDESuite) Subject: Availability of Direct Loan (DL) Tools for Windows, Release 19.0
  • 06/05/2019 - (Direct Loans) Subject: Operational Guidance for Direct Loan Origination Fee Change October 1, 2019
  • 05/17/2019 - (General) Subject: Upcoming Federal Student Aid System Access Changes for Professional Users
  • 05/16/2019 - (General) Subject: Additional Enhancements to the FSA ID
  • 05/16/2019 - (General) Subject: Memorial Day Federal Holiday Processing and Customer Service Hours
  • 05/03/2019 - (Direct Loans) Subject: Record Submission Due Date for 2017–18 Direct Loan Program Year Closeout
  • 04/10/2019 - (General) Subject: OUTAGE ALERT—G5 System Outage April 24-29, 2019 – Impact to Federal Student Aid Processing and on Funds Availability for Title IV Programs
  • 03/29/2019 - (EDESuite) Subject: Availability of EDExpress for Windows 2019-2020, Release 2.0
  • 03/28/2019 - (General) Subject: IFAP Update – Upcoming Transition of FSAdownload Content and Financial Partners Portal to IFAP Website (Updated July 24, 2019)
  • 03/20/2019 - (General) Subject: Upcoming Enhancements to the FSA ID (Updated March 29, 2019)
  • 03/18/2019 - (General) Subject: REMINDER–Annual DUNS Number Registration Renewal with System for Award Management Database
  • 03/14/2019 - (COD System) Subject: COD System Implementation for 2019–20 Award Year
  • 03/01/2019 - (General) Subject: R2T4 Transition #3 – What to Expect for R2T4 in COD System in April 2019
  • 02/28/2019 - (General) Subject: R2T4 Transition #2 – R2T4 User Access and User Roles in the COD System
  • 02/25/2019 - (Loans) Subject: FY 2016 Draft Cohort Default Rates Distributed February 25, 2019
  • 02/08/2019 - (General) Subject: Washington's Birthday Federal Holiday Processing and Customer Service Hours
  • 02/05/2019 - (Direct Loans) Subject: Direct Loan Closeout Information for 2017–18 Program Year
  • 01/31/2019 - (Grants) Subject: TEACH Grant Reconsideration Process
  • 01/29/2019 - (Loans) Subject: Loan Servicing Information - Reporting Student Loan Interest Payments for 2018
  • 01/28/2019 - (General) Subject: Loan Servicing Information - Temporary Closures of Federal Loan Servicing Centers Due to Hazardous Weather Conditions
  • 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

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