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Availability of EDExpress Version 6.0.1 Service Release

PublicationDate: 2/23/2000
Summary: Availability of EDExpress Version 6.0.1 Service Release
Author: General Manager: SFA Student Channel


Posted on February 23, 2000


TO: All EDExpress Users
FROM: U.S. Department of Education
RE: Availability of EDExpress Version 6.0.1 Service Release

The Department wishes to alert all 2000-2001 EDExpress users to the
availability of service release Version 6.0.1. This is an upgrade to Version
6.0, and will resolve two issues in the Application Processing module.

Version 6.0.1 is available for download from the Internet at

http://fsadownload.ed.gov/index.htm. The downloadable install file, called
EDExpress601.exe, is self-extracting and will need to be run on ALL PC
workstations that access the 2000-2001 EDExpress database.

The two issues resolved by Version 6.0.1 are explained below:

1) Version 6.0.1 will update 2000-2001 EDExpress to correctly calculate
values for the 2000-2001 Expected Family Contribution (EFC) for Formula 1,
Dependent Student (Full Calculation). There was a change in this area
required in the 1998 Reauthorization of the Higher Education Amendments that
was not incorporated into EDExpress Version 6.0. Step 11 of Formula 1 should
read "If Parents' AAI (Adjusted Available Income) is negative: STI
(Student's Total Income) + AAI = Adjusted STI." The current specifications
in Step 11 reference AI (Available Income).

This correction was made to the 2000-2001 Central Processing System (CPS)
prior to start up, and all CPS outputs are calculated correctly.

2) The Automatic Zero EFC edits will be updated by Version 6.0.1 to assign a
zero EFC to FAFSA applicants whose income (as used in the EFC calculation)
is $13,000 or less and who also meet the other criteria for receiving an
Automatic Zero EFC.

To run the service release install, download the EDExpress601.exe file from
the SFAdownload site to a directory on your hard drive or network. Close all
running applications, go to Start | Run, type in the directory location of
the downloaded file, type the file name itself (I.E. C:
then click OK. This will extract the necessary install files and automatically launch the
install program.

If you have multiple PC workstations accessing a networked EDExpress
database, copy the install file from PC to PC, running the install on each
as you proceed, or run the installation program from the network drive it is
saved to. Be sure to reboot each PC Version 6.0.1 is installed on once the
installation program is complete.

Version 6.0.1 will not perform any updates to your EDExpress database
(Expres01.mdb).

If you need any assistance connecting to the SFAdownload site or downloading
Version 6.0.1, please contact Title IV WAN Customer Service at 800/615-1189,
or via email at T4WAN@NCS.COM.

If you need assistance with the installation or use of Version 6.0.1 once
downloaded from the SFAdownload Web site, please contact CPS Customer
Service at 800/330-5947, option 2, or via email at CPS@NCS.COM.

If you have technical questions about our SFA systems and software, you may
want to subscribe to our email list serve, SFATECH. For more information
about SFATECH, including how to subscribe, look on-line atwww.ed.gov.

Last Modified: 03/15/2000