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(Loans) Subject: Updated Cohort Default Rate Guide

Posted Date:November 22, 2011

Author: Katrina Turner, Director, Operations Performance Division, Federal Student Aid

Subject: Updated Cohort Default Rate Guide

We are pleased to announce the posting of the updated Cohort Default Rate Guide (Guide). The Guide is a comprehensive publication that the U.S. Department of Education designed to present information on cohort default rates. All sections were updated to reflect changes required by the Higher Education Opportunity Act (Public Law 110-315) (HEOA) enacted on August 14, 2008. Additionally, information on the Electronic Cohort Default Rate Appeals (eCDR Appeals) is now reflected in the updated Guide.

To access the Guide, click here.

Contact Information

If you have questions or comments about the Guide, contact the Operations Performance Division at 202/377-4259. You may also e-mail

Last Modified: 11/21/2011