Integrated Common Manual
What is the Common Manual?
The Common Manual (CM) is a FFELP student loan policy and procedure manual produced and published by a committee of the National Council for Higher Education Resources (NCHER). The CM is available in electronic formats and may be downloaded or printed from the CM website. The electronic format is referred to as the Integrated Common Manual, or ICM. The Camera-Ready Copy, provided as an Annual Update, is formatted for printing.
www.commonmanual.org also features CM Training Briefs, archives, news and other tools. If you regularly research FFELP* policies, you may wish to subscribe to the CM public listserv. By subscribing to the listserv, you will receive information such as draft policy proposals for review and comment, final policy updates after approval by the CM Governing Board, committee updates, industry surveys and other information.
Common Manual Updates with final, approved language are also listed in the "Inside Missouri Higher Education" e-magazine within the "Financial Aid Developments" section. Archived updates can be found in the "MDHE Digest" within the "National News" section.
MDHE staff contact for the CM:
Dan Day, senior associate for compliance and member of the CM Governing Board
Kim Slote, policy analyst for compliance and member of the CM Policy Committee