Publication Date: July 24, 2006
Author: G. Kay Jacks, General Manager, Application, Operations and Delivery Services, Federal Student Aid
Summary: HERA Operational Implementation Guidance (CPS, COD System, and EDExpress Suite) -- 2006-2007 COD Technical Reference July 2006 HERA Updates Now Available
Posted on 07-24-2006
We have updated the 2006-2007 Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) Technical Reference. These updates comprise the third of three update installments related to the Higher Education Reconciliation Act of 2005 (the HERA), Pub. L. 109-171. For a complete list of updates, refer to the "."
1) For schools with Pell Grant or Direct Loan systems used in combination with EDExpress, we have updated Volume III, Sections 1 through 4, which include the "Combination System Implementation Guide," to reflect processing related to Academic Competitiveness Grants (ACGs), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grants (National SMART Grants), and Federal Direct PLUS Loans for eligible graduate and professional students.
2) For all schools, we have updated Volume II, Section 1, "Full Participant Implementation Guide," to reflect the use of an Award ID for ACG and National Smart Grant awards.
3) We will return to our regular technical reference posting and update schedule in August 2006. Accordingly, we will post August Updates to the 2006-2007 COD Technical Reference and the Draft 2007-2008 COD Technical Reference in mid August 2006.
4) The 2007-2008 COD Technical Reference will contain information about the ACG and National SMART Grant school reports and remaining edits that we will implement on April 14, 2007.
If you have any questions about this material, contact the COD School Relations Center at 800/4PGRANT for ACG, National SMART Grant, and Pell Grant or 800/848-0978 for Direct Loan. You may also e mail CODSupport@acs-inc.com.