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Update: Implementation of 2000-2001 Disbursement, Special Disbursements Delayed

PublicationDate: 6/23/2000
Summary: Update: Implementation of 2000-2001 Disbursement, Special Disbursements Delayed
Author: PSS - Program Systems Service


Posted on June 23, 2000

TO: All Destination Points
FROM: Pell Grant Processing
RE: Update: Implementation of 2000-2001 Disbursement, Special Disbursements Delayed

THIS MESSAGE: Will update you on the implementation of Disbursement Records
Will update you on the implementation of Special Disbursement Records


The Federal Pell Grant Program began accepting disbursement records for the 2000-2001 award year beginning June 21, 2000.

June 21, 2000 is the first date of the valid date range for disbursements submitted to RFMS for the 2000-2001 award year. Please keep in mind that while disbursement records will be accepted, processed and acknowledgments will be returned, funds will not be available for drawdown until July 1, 2000.

While the Recipient Financial Management System (the system that processes records for the Federal Pell Grant Program) began accepting disbursement records on June 21, 2000, it is possible if you are:

- using a homegrown system

- using third party software

- a combo school

- a school using a combination of institutional or third party software and EDExpress

that you might not yet be able to submit those records. Please consult with your internal Information Systems department or software provider to determine when you will be able to submit disbursement records.

EDExpress users using version 6.2 can now submit disbursement records for 2000-2001.

There will be a delay in processing Special Disbursement batches due to some processing issues that arose during testing. Any Special Disbursement batches sent to RFMS will be held until RFMS is certified to process them. An announcement will be made when Special Disbursements will be processed.

If you have further questions or concerns please call the Pell Customer Service Hotline at 1-800-4PGRANT (800-474-7268) or e-mail us at pell_systems@ed.gov.

Last Modified: 06/22/2000