The October 2017 service release for EDExpress 2017-2018, Release 2.0 implements enhancements to the Federal Pell Grant (Pell Grant) module enabling you to award eligible students up to 150% of their scheduled Pell Grant award in a single award year by selecting the Additional Eligibility Indicator on the origination record. The service release also resolves software issues in the Pell Grant and Direct Loan modules and includes software help text updates.
If you process Pell Grant or Direct Loan records using EDExpress 2017-2018, you should run the service release installation file (Express18r21.exe) on all PC workstations in your office that have Release 2.0 installed. If you do not process Pell Grant or Direct Loan records using EDExpress 2017-2018, you can skip the installation of this service release.
For additional information regarding this service release, see the related electronic announcement posted in October 2017 to the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site.