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Tip of the Week - Reconciling With Student Payment Summary (SPS) Data

PublicationDate: 5/8/98
Summary: Tip of the Week - Reconciling With Student Payment Summary (SPS) Data
Author: CPS - Central Processing System (CPS)


Posted May 8, 1998

TO: All Pell Payment for Windows Users
FROM: CPS Customer Service
RE: Tip of the Week - Reconciling With Student Payment Summary (SPS) Data

This week's tip highlights a specific feature or process in the Pell Payment for
Windows software: Reconciling With Student Payment Summary (SPS) Data.

Description: Pell Payment for Windows users can currently receive the Student
Payment Summary (SPS) on paper or in an electronic file. The SPS provides all
current data the Pell processor has on file for your reporting campus, and can
be compared against the data in your Pell software. Setting up a schedule
within your Financial Aid Office to request and periodically review SPS data
will speed up your year-end Pell activities.

Procedure: SPS reports can be requested in paper or electronic form from the
Pell Processor at 1-800-4PGRANT. (Note: You will be able to export an SPS Data
Request from the Pell Payment for Windows version 2.2 after 6/1/98.)

If you request a paper SPS from the Pell processor, print a Payment Summary
report from your Pell software and compare it to the SPS; discrepancies can be
identified and corrected with Pell.

When you request an electronic SPS from the Pell processor, you will receive
an ESPS98OP.* file in your Title IV WAN mailbox, which you can download
using EDConnect. This file is imported into your Pell software using
File/Import/SPS Data. The import report will list all discrepancies between the
Pell data on your database and the Pell data in the SPS. Discrepancies can be
identified and corrected with Pell.

If you have any data-specific Pell questions, please contact the Pell Processor
at 1-800-4PGRANT, or via e-mail at #PELL_SYSTEMS@ED.GOV.

If you have any questions regarding the Pell Payment for Windows software,
please contact CPS Customer Service at 1-800-330-5947, option 4, or via e-mail
at CPS@NCS.COM.

Last Modified: 08/16/1999