Summary: RFMS Disbursement Processing
Author: PSS - Program Systems Service
Posted on December 29, 1999
TO: All Destination Points
FROM: Pell Grant Processing
RE: RFMS Disbursement Processing
RFMS experienced a problem in processing Origination record updates
submitted to RFMS from December 7 through December 17. Origination
records were processed and correct acknowledgment records were
returned to the institutions that submitted them. However, the RFMS
database was not updated correctly.
Disbursement records submitted against the updated records were
in many cases corrected to a lower amount with an edit code 406
(Disbursement Amount out of Range).
The RFMS database has now been fully updated with all accepted
Origination records received during this period. However we are not
able to reprocess Disbursement records. Disbursement records submitted
against an updated origination record December 7 through December 17
that received a 406 edit code, can be submitted again with a new
Disbursement Reference Number and new Disbursement Amount. Do not
regenerate the batch and resend it with a new batch number. These
records were not rejected, they were corrected and the new record must
use a different Disbursement Reference Number.
Please call the Pell Grant Hotline (1-800-474-7268) if you have any
questions concerning this problem. We regret any inconvenience this
matter may have caused.