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(EDESuite) Subject: Availability of Direct Loan (DL) Tools for Windows, Release 17.0

Posted Date:June 9, 2017

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

Subject: Availability of Direct Loan (DL) Tools for Windows, Release 17.0

We are pleased to announce the availability of William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (DL) Tools for Windows, Release 17.0, a supplemental software product for Direct Loan participants. DL Tools is available for download on our Federal Student Aid Download (FSAdownload) website, located at

In addition to the software, the following Release 17.0 user documentation is now available on FSAdownload:

  • DL Tools, Release 17.0 Cover Letter (provides information regarding enhancements available in Release 17.0)

  • DL Tools, Release 17.0 Installation Guide (provides technical guidance regarding installing and using Release 17.0)

Volume IV (DL Tools) of the 2017-2018 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 website.

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 email 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: 06/08/2017