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(COD System) Subject: COD Common Record XML Schema Version 3.0e Now Available

Posted Date:October 6, 2011

Author: William Leith, Service Director, Program Management, Federal Student Aid

Subject: COD Common Record XML Schema Version 3.0e Now Available

During the period March 9-10, 2012, we plan to implement Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) System functionality that will support the processing of Federal Pell Grant (Pell Grant), Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant, Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, and William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) awards for the 2012-2013 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 3.0e.

Note: The COD System will not process records for the Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG) and National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant) programs for the 2012-2013 Award Year. However, changes to the COD Common Record XML Schema may still apply to records submitted for these programs for prior award years.

Effective upon completion of the March 9-10, 2012 COD System implementation—

  • All 2012-2013 Common Record documents must be sent by schools and will be acknowledged by the COD System using COD Common Record XML Schema Version 3.0e.
  • All 2012-2013 unsolicited system-generated responses will be sent by the COD System using COD Common Record XML Schema Version 3.0e.
  • COD Web Activity responses for all award years will be sent by the COD System using COD Common Record XML Schema Version 3.0e.
  • All available school reports, including data requests, will continue to be sent in formats other than XML.

For complete information about the new schema version, refer to “COD Common Record XML Schema Version 3.0e.”

Contact Information

If you have 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: 10/05/2011