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(EDESuite) Subject: Issue Alert: EDExpress 2014-2015, Release 3.0 Update Available to Resolve Issue with Adjusted Direct Loan Anticipated Disbursements

Posted Date:August 18, 2014

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

Subject: Issue Alert: EDExpress 2014-2015, Release 3.0 Update Available to Resolve Issue with Adjusted Direct Loan Anticipated Disbursements

We have identified an issue in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) module of EDExpress for Windows 2014-2015, Release 3.0 that is preventing the export of adjusted Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Code, Payment Period Start Date, and Enrollment Status values on anticipated disbursements.

We have posted an updated program file to the Department’s Federal Student Aid Download (FSAdownload) Web site (located at https://www.fsadownload.ed.gov) to resolve this issue in Release 3.0. Refer to the sections below for additional information and tips on loading this program file to your system.

Note: This issue only impacts the export of these three fields on anticipated Direct Loan disbursement records. Any changes you make to the fields on the Direct Loan Origination or Disburse tabs are saved correctly within the EDExpress database. If you do not use the EDExpress 2014-2015, Release 3.0 Direct Loan module, you may disregard this message.

Loading the EDExpress Program File to Your System

You can resolve the Release 3.0 issue preventing the export of adjustments to the CIP Code, Payment Period Start Date, and Enrollment Status associated with anticipated Direct Loan disbursements by downloading and saving a dynamic link library (DLL) file called CODImportExport15.dll to your EDExpress workstation(s).

Note: We posted a version of the CODImportExport15.dll file to the FSAdownload Web site on July 11, 2014 to resolve a separate issue affecting the import of PLUS Application Acknowledgment (CRSP15OP) files in Release 3.0, as described in the July 11, 2014 electronic announcement posted to the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site. This updated version of the CODImportExport15.dll file, dated August 15, 2014, is cumulative and includes the resolutions to both the issue regarding the import of PLUS Application Acknowledgement files and the issue preventing the export of adjusted CIP Code, Payment Period Start Date, and Enrollment Status values on anticipated disbursements. All EDExpress 2014-2015, Release 3.0 Direct Loan module users should download and save the latest version of the CODImportExport15.dll file, including users who downloaded and saved the July 11, 2014 version.

The CODImportExport15.dll file should be copied into the EDExpress for Windows 2014-2015 program directory of all PC workstations in your office that have Release 3.0 installed. You will need to overwrite the existing version of the CODImportExport15.dll file installed with Release 3.0 with the newer version posted to the FSAdownload Web site.

To download the CODImportExport15.dll program file, go to https://www.fsadownload.ed.gov, click the “Software and Associated Documents” link, and select “EDExpress for Windows 2014-2015, Release 3.0.” On the “EDExpress 2014-2015” page, you can initiate the download of the program file by clicking the “CODImportExport15.dll” link under the “Software” section.

You will receive a message asking if you want to open the file or save it to your computer. You should choose to save the file to your computer. Save the CODImportExport15.dll to the program directory for EDExpress for Windows 2014-2015 on each PC running Release 3.0. For most users, this is the default directory of C:\Program Files\EDESuite\EDExpress for Windows 2014-2015 (unless you changed this location during the installation process).

You do not need to reboot your PC(s) once the copy procedure is complete in order to resume using EDExpress 2014-2015.

Additional Tips for Loading EDExpress Program File

Note the following additional tips when loading the CODImportExport15.dll program file to your PC workstation(s):

  • Be sure to close EDExpress 2014-2015 on your PC(s) before performing the download and copy procedure.

  • You must have admin rights to the PC workstation(s) running EDExpress 2014-2015 in order to overwrite the existing program file.

  • During the copy procedure, you will receive a prompt asking if you want to replace the existing CODImportExport15.dll file with the new version you are downloading. You should click “Yes” and allow Windows to overwrite the file.

  • If you receive a message indicating you cannot overwrite the file (usually due to a “sharing violation”), restart your computer and try again. Windows may think the file is in use until you restart.

  • If your EDExpress 2014-2015 database is installed on a network drive, and you have multiple PC workstations accessing that database, you must load the appropriate program file to EACH workstation.

Contact Information

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.

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.

Last Modified: 08/17/2014