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Summary: COD Common Record XML Schema Version 3.0b Now Available

Publication Date: July 25, 2008

Author: William Leith, Acting General Manager, Application, Operations and Delivery Services, Federal Student Aid

Summary: COD Common Record XML Schema Version 3.0b Now Available

Posted on 07-25-2008

During the period March 27-29, 2009, we plan to implement Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) System functionality that will support the processing of Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), Federal Pell Grant (Pell Grant), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, and William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) awards for the 2009-2010 Award Year. In conjunction with this implementation, we will begin using a new version of the COD Common Record Extensible Markup Language (XML) Schema. The new schema version is 3.0b.

Effective upon completion of the March 27-29, 2009 COD System implementation—

  • All 2009-2010 Common Record documents must be sent by schools and will be acknowledged by the COD System using COD Common Record XML Schema Version 3.0b.
  • All 2009-2010 unsolicited system-generated responses will be sent by the COD System using COD Common Record XML Schema Version 3.0b.
  • COD Web Activity responses for all award years will be sent by the COD System using COD Common Record XML Schema Version 3.0b.
  • All available school reports, including data requests, will continue to be sent in formats other than XML.

In our June 4, 2008 posting of COD Common Record XML Schema Version 3.0a, we informed the financial aid community that schema version 3.0a would be required after the COD System implementation for the 2009-2010 Award Year. The guidance we are providing now regarding schema version 3.0b and its required use after the COD System implementation for the 2009-2010 Award Year supersedes our earlier guidance. This posting of schema version 3.0b is the authoritative source for the schema version that will be required after we complete the March 27-29, 2009 COD System implementation.

For complete information about the new schema version, refer to "COD Common Record XML Schema Version 3.0b."

If you have any questions, contact the COD School Relations Center at 800/474-7268 for Grants or 800/848-0978 for Direct Loans. You may also e-mail CODSupport@acs-inc.com.

Last Modified: 07/24/2008