Summary: Upcoming Distribution of 1998-99 Software and Materials
Author: TIV/WAN - Title IV Wan Customer Service
Posted December 9, 1997
To: All Destination Points
From: U.S. Department of Education
RE: Upcoming Distribution of 1998-99 Software and Materials
The first version of the 1998-99 EDExpress software (Version 4.0) will be distributed
December 11 through December 24, 1997. Version 4.0 contains all functions needed
for Application Processing except for ENAS, which will be "grayed out". (In Windows,
functions that are planned for the future, but not currently available, appear in
drop-down menus in gray rather than black.) The software also contains the full
Packaging module for the 1998-99 cycle.
The recently enacted FY 1998 appropriations bill provides for a $3,000 maximum
award and maximum Income Protection Allowances (IPA) of $2,200 for dependents,
and $4250/$7250/$4250 for independents without children. However, the
Department must determine that the appropriation is sufficient to fund these
maximums. We expect the final determination by the end of the year. The ENAS
function updated with the final IPAs is expected to be distributed in early January.
In addition to EDExpress, this distribution includes the EDExpress Install Guide,
Application Processing Desk Reference, Packaging Desk Reference, EDConnect
Version 2.2 for Windows, CPS On-line Query User's Guide and the Title IV WAN
User's Guide update.
If you have any questions regarding the EDExpress software or CPS documentation in
this distribution, please contact CPS Customer Service at 1-800-330-5947, option 8
or via e-mail at CPS@NCS.COM. If you have questions regarding EDConnect or the
Title IV WAN Guide, please contact Title IV WAN Customer Service at
1-800-615-1189 or via e-mail at T4WAN@NCS.COM.