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Development of EDExpress Version 6.2.1 Service Release

PublicationDate: 6/1/2000
Summary: Development of EDExpress Version 6.2.1 Service Release
Author: General Manager: SFA Student Channel

Posted on June 1, 2000

TO: All EDExpress Users
FROM: U.S. Department of Education
RE: Development of EDExpress Version 6.2.1 Service Release

The Department wishes to alert all 2000-2001 EDExpress users that we are
developing a service release, Version 6.2.1, to resolve two issues in the
Pell module. This service release will be an upgrade to Version 6.2.

Version 6.2.1 will be available shortly for download from the Department's
SFAdownload Web site at We will send an
additional message to the community when the installation file is posted to
the site.

The two issues resolved by Version 6.2.1 are explained below:

1) CM #2824: In Version 6.2, the Total Payment Ceiling is always calculating
as zero for Origination records created using Academic Calendar 6 (Credit
hours without terms) and Payment Methodology 4. The incorrect Total Payment
Ceiling value prevents schools using this calculation method from submitting
an Origination Award Amount for the Entire School Year greater than zero to
RFMS. Workaround in Version 6.2: None.

2) CM #2830: When the ellipses button next to Transaction Number on the Pell
Grant tab is clicked (to change to another Pell-eligible ISIR transaction
number) in Version 6.2, the software is placing an asterisk next to the
Verification Status Code. EDExpress then treats the Origination record as if
it were based on an ISIR transaction selected for verification, regardless
of the ISIR transaction's actual verification status. Workaround in Version
6.2: If the Origination record is not at a "B" (Batched) or "A" (Accepted)
Origination Status, delete the Origination Record. You can then import the
specific ISIR transaction you wish to base the Origination Record on (via
File | Import | Pell | Origination Data - ISIR) by using selection criteria.

If you have any questions, please contact CPS Customer Service at
800/330-5947, option 4, or via email at CPS@NCS.COM.

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Last Modified: 05/31/2000