COD System Implementation for 2021–22 Award Year (EA ID: COD-21-02)

Author
Federal Student Aid
Subject
COD System Implementation for 2021–22 Award Year (EA ID: COD-21-02)
During the period March 19–21, 2021, we plan to implement Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) System functionality that supports the Campus-Based programs and 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 2021–22 Award Year.

In this announcement, we provide the following important information related to the implementation:

  • COD System Outage Information

  • Additional 2021–22 COD System Implementation Information

  • Contact Information

  • Attachments/Enclosures

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we complete this important activity.

COD System Outage Information

To implement the COD System functionality, we will suspend COD batch processing beginning at 11 p.m. Eastern time (ET) on Friday, March 19, 2021. Records submitted after this time will be held and processed after 11 a.m. ET on Sunday, March 21, 2021.

Note: All actual disbursements with a disbursement date from March 19–21, 2021 must be received, and subsequently accepted, by the COD System no later than 9 a.m. ET on Friday, March 19, 2021, in order to generate the appropriate funding level increase prior to the outage. Disbursements submitted by the deadline but not subsequently accepted or disbursements submitted after the deadline will be processed and funded after the outage.

In addition, between 11 p.m. ET on Friday, March 19, 2021 and 11 a.m. ET on Sunday, March 21, 2021—

  • Users will not be able to submit or retrieve data via the COD website.

  • Users will not be able to access the COD Reports area of the COD website.

Additional 2021–22 COD System Implementation Information

The attachment titled “Reminders and 2021–22 Funding Authorization and Disbursement Information,” provides reminders for the 2021–22 Award Year and 2021–22 funding authorization and disbursement information.

The attachment titled “COD System Processing Function Modifications for 2021–22,” highlights the processing function modifications we will implement during the March 19–21, 2021 period.

Contact Information

If you have questions about this announcement or its attachments, contact the COD School Relations Center at 1-800-848-0978. You may also email CODSupport@ed.gov.

Last Modified: 03/25/2021