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(EDESuite) Subject: Availability of Direct Loan (DL) Tools for Windows, Release 15.0

Posted Date:June 12, 2015

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

Subject: Availability of Direct Loan (DL) Tools for Windows, Release 15.0

We are pleased to announce the availability of William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (DL) Tools for Windows, Release 15.0, 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 15.0 user documentation is now available on the FSAdownload Web site:

  • DL Tools, Release 15.0 Cover Letter (provides information regarding enhancements available in Release 15.0)
  • DL Tools, Release 15.0 Installation Guide (provides technical guidance regarding installing and using Release 15.0)

Volume IV (DL Tools) of the 2015-2016 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: 06/11/2015