(COD-21-07) Additional COD System Implementation for 2021–22 Award Year (September 2021)

Federal Student Aid
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Additional COD System Implementation for 2021–22 Award Year (September 2021)

On Sept. 26, 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 information related to the implementation:

  • COD System Outage Information

  • Additional 2021–22 COD System Implementation Information

  • Contact Information

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 12:01 a.m. Eastern time (ET) on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021. Records submitted after this time will be held and processed after 11 a.m. ET on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021.

In addition, during the outage—

  • 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

Note: Due to scheduled system maintenance and upgrade work to some of our financial systems, there will be a hold on financial processing on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021. All actual disbursements with a disbursement date from Sept. 24–26, 2021 must be received, and subsequently accepted, by the COD System no later than 9 a.m. ET on Thursday, Sept. 23, 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 but will not be funded until after the outage.

In addition, financial data may not be fully updated on several of the COD financial screens until Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021.

Additional 2021–22 COD System Implementation Information

The attachment titled “Additional COD System Changes for 2021–22 (September 2021)” highlights the system changes we will implement on Sept. 26, 2021.

Contact Information

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


Last Modified: 09/17/2021