Authorized COD Web site users are now able to create, view, and/or update a Pell Grant LEU dispute escalation on behalf of a student via the new Pell LEU Dispute Portal on the COD Web site. Schools will no longer contact the COD School Relations Center to initiate the dispute.
Note: COD Web site School User Levels 3-6 have the ability to initiate the dispute using the Pell LEU Dispute Portal. If you have questions regarding your user access level, consult your school’s COD System Destination Point Administrator.
The circumstances in which a Pell Grant LEU dispute will be considered by USDE are not altered by this system update. It is only the method by which the dispute will be recorded within the COD System that has changed. For this reason, it is important to review earlier guidance about Pell Grant LEU dispute escalations (Dear Colleague Letter GEN-13-14 and June 27, 2013 Electronic Announcement) in addition to the electronic announcement posted on April 18, 2014.