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(COD System) Subject: COD Common Record XML Schema Version 4.0c Now Available

Posted Date:September 23, 2016

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

Subject: COD Common Record XML Schema Version 4.0c Now Available

In spring 2017, 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 2017-2018 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 4.0c.

Effective upon completion of the spring 2017 COD System implementation—

  • All 2017-2018 Common Record documents must be sent using COD Common Record XML Schema Version 4.0c. All 2017-2018 Common Record responses will be sent by the COD System using COD Common Record XML Schema Version 4.0c.

  • Unsolicited system-generated responses for all award years will be sent by the COD System using COD Common Record XML Schema Version 4.0c.

  • COD Web Activity responses for all award years will be sent by the COD System using COD Common Record XML Schema Version 4.0c.

  • All available school reports, including data requests, will continue to be sent in formats other than XML.

  • We will continue to fully validate all Common Record files against the published COD Common Record XML Schema.

For complete information about the new schema version, refer to “COD Common Record XML Schema Version 4.0c.

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 email CODSupport@ed.gov.

Last Modified: 09/22/2016