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Summary: Availability of May 2007 Update to the 2007-2008 Packaging Technical Reference

Publication Date: May 21, 2007

Author: William Leith, Acting General Manager, Application, Operations and Delivery Services, Federal Student Aid

Summary: Availability of May 2007 Update to the 2007-2008 Packaging Technical Reference

Posted on 05-21-2007

Federal Student Aid is pleased to announce the posting of the May 2007 update to the 2007-2008 Packaging Technical Reference in PDF format on the Federal Student Aid Download (FSAdownload) Web site, located at http://FSAdownload.ed.gov.

The 2007-2008 Packaging Technical Reference provides instructions and record layouts for schools or other organizations that need to integrate their own software or systems with the EDExpress for Windows 2007-2008 Packaging module. Record layouts are included for all imports from external systems, such as Packaging Import External Add, Packaging Import External Change, and Packaging Import Add Funds. Packaging module setup guidance and setup worksheets are also provided.

The May 2007 update to the 2007-2008 Packaging Technical Reference coincides with the posting of EDExpress 2007-2008, Release 3.0. Release 3.0 implements the updated 2007-2008 Federal Pell Grant Payment and Disbursement Schedules in Packaging and Pell functionality.

In an Electronic Announcement posted on February 27, 2007, we announced that the Revised Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2007, (P.L. 110-5), establishes the maximum Federal Pell Grant (Pell Grant) award for the 2007-2008 Award Year at $4,310 and, with the minimum award continuing to be $400, sets the maximum Expected Family Contribution (EFC) that a student may have to be eligible to receive a Pell Grant at 4110.

In this update to the 2007-2008 Packaging Technical Reference, we updated the Low Tuition flag's value ranges in the Packaging Import External Add Record Layout (Field #49) and the Packaging Import Change Fields Record Description (Field #0304) to match the revised 2007-2008 Alternate Federal Pell Grant Schedules for Students with Low Assessed Tuition.

The 2007-2008 Packaging Technical Reference, including a tracking log of changes, is available in the "Technical References and Guides" section of the FSAdownload Web site.

If you have any questions regarding this message, contact CPS/SAIG Technical Support at 800/330-5947 (TDD/TTY 800/511-5806) or by e-mail at CPSSAIG@ed.gov.

Last Modified: 05/20/2007