Now through August 2021, we will be in a peak processing period for the 2021–22 award year. To assist schools with planning and processing, we remind you of the following:
Origination and disbursement responses are processed throughout the day and are often sent to schools within hours. During this peak period, batch processing may take longer. In the unlikely event batch processing takes longer than 24 hours, the Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) School Relations Center will contact affected schools on the next business day.
Note: Mondays and Tuesdays are the heaviest processing days. If a school has system flexibility in the scheduling of batch submissions, it may want to consider sending data later in the week.
All system-generated responses (see the full list in Volume II, Section 2 of the COD Technical Reference) are processed once a day at 2:30 a.m. Eastern time (ET) for activity that occurred the preceding day. As with batches, in the unlikely event system-generated response processing takes longer than 24 hours, the COD School Relations Center will contact affected schools on the next business day.
Most schools may submit actual disbursement records (Disbursement Release Indicator (DRI) equals “True”) up to 7 calendar days in advance of the disbursement date. This applies to all award types (including Federal Pell Grant awards).
Thank you for your patience and understanding during this peak processing period.
If you have questions, contact the COD School Relations Center at 1-800-848-0978. You may also email CODSupport@ed.gov.