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(COD System) Subject: 150% Direct Subsidized Loan Limit: Electronic Announcement #10 - COD System Readiness for Reporting Non-Credential Teacher Certification Programs for 2013-2014 and Prior

Posted Date:February 28, 2014

Author: Sue O'Flaherty, Service Director, Program Management, Federal Student Aid

Subject: 150% Direct Subsidized Loan Limit: Electronic Announcement #10 - COD System Readiness for Reporting Non-Credential Teacher Certification Programs for 2013-2014 and Prior

In 150% Direct Subsidized Loan Limit Electronic Announcement #4, we advised schools about a special reporting process for first-time borrowers enrolled in certain types of teacher certification programs. As noted in the October 25th announcement, schools must identify Direct Subsidized Loans made to first-time borrowers and first disbursed on or after July 1, 2013 that were received for attendance in a Non-Credential Teacher Certification Program and report the loan information to the Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) System by sending a special Teacher Certification Program Ad-Hoc Reporting File.

In this announcement, we provide schools with operational guidance related to this new file.

Reporting Non-Credential Teacher Certification Program Information for Prior Award Years

For Direct Subsidized Loans made to first-time borrowers for 2013-2014 and prior, schools must report information identifying loans belonging in the Non-Credential Teacher Certification Program category to the COD System via a comma-delimited text file. Schools will send the files via the Student Aid Internet Gateway (message class: NCTCMYIN). Schools will continue to use the comma-delimited text file process to report new loan information or corrections to previously submitted loan information for 2013-2014 and prior.

Note: While the COD System can currently accept the Teacher Certification Program Ad-Hoc Reporting files, the files will not be processed until after the COD System implementation planned for April 2014. Once processing begins, schools may receive system-generated responses (message class: CRSUxxOP) which will include subsidized usage information for the loans included in the Teacher Certification Program Ad-Hoc Reporting Files submitted.

Schools must report the required information within specific timeframes:

  • For loans subject to reporting and that are or were first disbursed prior to March 15, 2014, schools must submit a Teacher Certification Program Ad-Hoc Reporting File prior to April 5, 2014.

  • For loans subject to reporting and that are first disbursed on or after March 15, 2014, schools must submit a Teacher Certification Program Ad-Hoc Reporting File within 15 days of making the first disbursement of the loan.

Detailed information about the Teacher Certification Program Ad-Hoc Reporting File, including business rules, required fields and field specifications, and the file layout is published in the 2014-2015 COD Technical Reference (Volume II, Section 1, beginning on page 181).

Reporting Non-Credential Teacher Certification Program Information for Direct Loans made for 2014-2015 and Forward

For Direct Loans made for 2014-2015 and forward, schools will report information identifying loans belonging in the Non-Credential Teacher Certification Program category via the COD Common Record. The special comma-delimited file is not needed.

More information about 2014-2015 processing is also available in the 2014-2015 COD Technical Reference.

Contact Information

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Contact Information

If you have additional questions about the Teacher Certification Progrr at 800/848-0978. You may also e-mail CODSupport@ed.gov.

Last Modified: 02/27/2014