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(EDESuite) Subject: Availability of EDExpress for Windows 2010-2011, Release 3.0

Posted Date:June 1, 2010

Author: William Leith, Service Director, Program Management, Federal Student Aid

Subject: Availability of EDExpress for Windows 2010-2011, Release 3.0

We are pleased to announce the posting of EDExpress for Windows 2010-2011, Release 3.0, on the Department's Federal Student Aid Download (FSAdownload) Web site, located at https://www.fsadownload.ed.gov.

Release 3.0 updates the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) module to enable the import and storage of Direct PLUS and Grad PLUS loan data sent in the new PLUS Application Acknowledgment file. We have also modified the Direct Loan module in Release 3.0 to increase the maximum number of disbursements allowed for PLUS and Grad PLUS loans from four to 20.

Release 3.0 also updates the Packaging and Pell modules to implement the revised 2010-2011 Federal Pell Grant Payment and Disbursement Schedules published in Dear Colleague Letter P-10-03, posted to the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site on April 8, 2010.

In addition to the software, the following EDExpress 2010-2011 documents related to Release 3.0 are now available on the FSAdownload Web site:

  • EDExpress for Windows 2010-2011, Release 3.0 Cover Letter (provides information regarding enhancements available in Release 3.0)
  • EDExpress for Windows 2010-2011, Release 2.0 Desk Reference (updated for Release 3.0 to include guidance on importing and using PLUS Application Acknowledgment data)

The Installation Guide for EDExpress for Windows 2010-2011, available on the FSAdownload Web site, also contains important technical information and guidance regarding EDExpress 2010-2011 that you should review.

If You Have Questions

If you have any questions regarding downloading, installing, or using EDExpress 2010-2011, Release 3.0, contact CPS/SAIG Technical Support at 800/330-5947 (TDD/TTY 800/511-5806) or by e-mail at CPSSAIG@ed.gov.

You can also post questions regarding EDExpress on FSATECH. FSATECH is an
electronic mailing list for technical questions about Federal Student Aid systems, software, and mainframe products. For more information on subscribing to FSATECH, go to http://www.ed.gov/offices/OSFAP/services/fsatechsubscribe.html.

If you have any questions about the COD System, contact the COD School Relations Center at 800/474-7268 for Grants or 800/848-0978 for Direct Loans. You may also e-mail CODSupport@acs-inc.com.

Last Modified: 05/31/2010