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Availability of EDExpress Version 6.2.1 Service Release

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

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

The Department wishes to alert all 2000-2001 EDExpress users to
the availability of service release Version 6.2.1. This is an upgrade to
Version 6.2, and will resolve two issues in the Pell module.

Version 6.2.1 is available for download from the Department's
SFAdownload Web site at The
downloadable install file, called EDExpress621.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 6.2.1 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 Award Amount for the Entire School
Year greater than zero to RFMS.

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.

To run the service release install, download the
EDExpress621.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 6.2.1 is
installed on once the installation program is complete.

Version 6.2.1 will not perform any updates to your EDExpress
database (Expres01.mdb).

If you need any assistance connecting to the SFAdownload site or
downloading Version 6.2.1, 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
6.2.1 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.

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Last Modified: 06/05/2000