Common Origination & Disbursement (COD) is a streamlined method for processing, storing, and reconciling Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access To Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Federal Pell Grant (Pell Grant), and William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) financial aid data with the U.S. Department of Education.
Schools, third party servicers, and software developers can obtain information about current production issues, news, and COD System functionality through various channels such as the COD Web site and the IFAP Web site. To view Frequently Asked Questions about COD, click here.
2008-2009 COD Technical Reference - Volume 2, Section 1 - Implementation Guide
2008-2009 COD Technical Reference - Volume 2, Section 3 - Common Record Layout
COD Core Components Submission
Common Record 3.0a
Common Record 3.0a - VR
Example - COD Schema 3.0a
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