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(EDESuite) Subject: Availability of EDExpress for Windows 2013-2014, Release 3.0

Posted Date:May 16, 2013

Author: Pamela Eliadis, Service Director, System Operations & Aid Delivery Management, Federal Student Aid

Subject: Availability of EDExpress for Windows 2013-2014, Release 3.0

We are pleased to announce the posting of EDExpress for Windows 2013-2014, Release 3.0, on the Department’s Federal Student Aid Download (FSAdownload) Web site, located at https://www.fsadownload.ed.gov. Release 3.0 implements new functionality enabling you to set up and generate the Financial Aid Shopping Sheet for your students. The Financial Aid Shopping Sheet is a one-page document that provides students with an easy-to-read projection of basic attendance costs (such as tuition, room and board, etc.) and a forecast of grant and loan eligibility. It also lists basic financial information about your school, such as its graduation rate, loan default rate, and median borrowing.

Using Release 3.0, you can customize information printed on the Financial Aid Shopping Sheet, use existing EDExpress student records or create unique records to use as a basis for the document, and print, e-mail, and export Financial Aid Shopping Sheet records.

Release 3.0 also updates the Direct Loan module to redefine the description associated with the MPN Print Indicator/MPN Print Option field value of R, and updates the Rebuild import function in the TEACH Grant module to use the Enroll OPE ID value provided by the Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) System when recreating disbursement records.

In addition to the Release 3.0 software, the following EDExpress 2013-2014 documents are available on the FSAdownload Web site:

  • EDExpress for Windows 2013-2014, Release 3.0 Cover Letter – provides information regarding enhancements available in Release 3.0

  • EDExpress for Windows 2013-2014, Release 1.0 Desk Reference – modified version that includes an appendix providing step-by-step guidance on Financial Aid Shopping Sheet functionality and the record layout for external imports of report data

The EDExpress for Windows 2013-2014 Installation Guide, also available on the FSAdownload Web site, contains important technical information and guidance regarding EDExpress 2013-2014 that you should review.

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding downloading, installing, or using EDExpress 2013-2014, 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@ed.gov.

Last Modified: 05/15/2013