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(EDESuite) Subject: Availability of EDExpress for Windows 2010-2011, Release 4.0

Posted Date:July 12, 2010

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

Subject: Availability of EDExpress for Windows 2010-2011, Release 4.0

We are pleased to announce the posting of EDExpress for Windows 2010-2011, Release 4.0, on the Department's Federal Student Aid Download (FSAdownload) Web site, located at https://www.fsadownload.ed.gov.

Release 4.0 includes updates to the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) and Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant modules to import and store exit counseling results files sent by the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS). In addition, we updated the Direct Loan module to import and store entrance counseling results files sent by the Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) System.

Release 4.0 also updates the App Express module to import and store the new IRS Student Request Flag and IRS Parent Request Flag data elements added to the 2010-2011 Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR).

In addition to the software, the following EDExpress 2010-2011 documents related to Release 4.0 are now available on the FSAdownload Web site:

  • EDExpress for Windows 2010-2011, Release 4.0 Cover Letter (provides information regarding enhancements available in Release 4.0)
  • EDExpress for Windows 2010-2011, Release 2.0 Desk Reference (updated to include guidance on Release 4.0 enhancements)

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 4.0, 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: 07/11/2010