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(ANN-11-26) Subject: Additional Sessions - Live Internet Webinar on Direct Loans, COD, and for 2011-2012

Publication Date: October 25, 2011

DCL ID: ANN-11-26

Subject: Additional Sessions - Live Internet Webinar on Direct Loans, COD, and for 2011-2012

Summary: This letter announces that registration is now open for two additional training sessions on 2011-2012 Direct Loan processing in COD and We experienced technical difficulties with the October 20, 2011 session and have scheduled these additional sessions to ensure that all interested participants have an opportunity to attend this training.

Dear Colleague:

We are pleased to announce that we have added two additional sessions to our instructor-led, online training that will assist schools successfully process William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program data using the Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) System and the Web site. As previously announced, we will focus on the 2011-2012 Award Year but will also discuss enhancements to each system for 2012-2013. This training is intended for financial aid office personnel at both domestic and foreign schools who are interested in learning more about how COD and interact while processing Direct Loan data.

We will present this information in one 90-minute session offered on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 3:00 P.M. (ET) and again on Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 3:00 P.M. (ET).

Note: There may be a difference between a trainee’s local time and Eastern Time. To determine local time and its Eastern Time zone equivalent, click on this link:

Advance registration is required for this training and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. To allow for as many participants as possible, we strongly encourage groups to view the webinar from a single location if accommodations allow. If viewing as a group, only one person from the group needs to register.

To register for the webinar, click on this link:

Once registered, we will send an e-mail confirmation to the trainee. The trainee should retain this confirmation, as it contains important information, including linking and log in information for the Web site, system test links, and cancellation information. If unable to attend, we request that the trainee cancel his or her registration so that individuals who wish to attend may do so.

PowerPoint slides will be available for each trainee to download after he or she signs in to the webinar. During the webinar, trainees will be able to ask questions electronically using their computers.

We look forward to your participation in this instructor-led, online training opportunity. If you have questions about this training opportunity, please contact Wood Mason at


Jana Hernandes
Service Director, Operations
Federal Student Aid

Last Modified: 10/24/2011