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 Loan Programs (NCHELP). The CM is available in paper and electronic formats and may be downloaded or ordered from the CM website. The electronic format is referred to as the Integrated Common Manual, or ICM.
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 MDHE Digest each month within the National News section.
MDHE staff contact for the CM:
Dan Day, Senior Associate for Compliance and member of the CM Governing Board