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(EDESuite) Subject: Availability of Direct Loan (DL) Tools for Windows, Release 13.0

Posted Date:June 19, 2013

Author: Pamela Eliadis, Service Director, System Operations & Aid Delivery Management, Federal Student Aid

Subject: Availability of Direct Loan (DL) Tools for Windows, Release 13.0

We are pleased to announce the availability of William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (DL) Tools for Windows, Release 13.0, a supplemental software product for Direct Loan participants. DL Tools is available for download on our Federal Student Aid Download (FSAdownload) Web site, located at

In addition to the software, the following Release 13.0 user documentation is now available on the FSAdownload Web site:

  • DL Tools, Release 13.0 Cover Letter (provides information regarding enhancements available in Release 13.0)
  • DL Tools, Release 13.0 Installation Guide (provides technical guidance regarding installing and using Release 13.0)

Volume IV (DL Tools) of the 2013-2014 Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) Technical Reference, which includes external import record layouts and other information for system administrators, is also available on the FSAdownload Web site.

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding downloading, installing, or using DL Tools, contact CPS/SAIG Technical Support at 800/330-5947 (TDD/TTY 800/511-5806) or by e-mail at

You can also post questions regarding DL Tools on FSATECH. FSATECH is an electronic mailing list for technical questions about Federal Student Aid systems, software, and mainframe products. For more information on subscribing to FSATECH, go to

Last Modified: 06/18/2013