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Pell1 Fails Validation with Edit 9254 or 9405 Due to Rounding (Doc ID 2383595.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 30, 2019

Applies to:

PeopleSoft Enterprise CS Financial Aid - Version 9 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


On : CS 9 Bundle 48 and and Patch 27268593 or CS 9.2 PUM Image 8 and Patch 27276542; up to CS 9.0 Bundle 51 and CS 9.2 PUM 11. See the end of this note in the solution section if experiencing edit 9254 after Bundle 51 or PUM 11.

When attempting to package a student with in initial Pell grant, some terms are not having an amount awarded as expected. If the term amount is awarded in a stand-alone item type, the award fails validation with edit 9254 “Student has not been awarded Pell grant because their cumulative load exceeds 100%. Use an Additional Pell grant to award.” If the term amount is part of a multi-part item type, the amount is simply not assigned, or if it had been previously awarded prior to Year Round Pell, the term amount could be cancelled with edit 9405. The problem occurs when the full scheduled amount is an odd amount, and (thus) a previous term(s) amount was rounded up.

Award should pass validation because the student is not actually going over the 100%

The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps (one common example):
1. Identify Pell eligible student with EFC > 0
2. Award student academic initial Pell based on full time fall, 3/4 time spring
3. Award summer initial Pell based on less than half time

The issue does not occur if previous term amounts were not rounded up, and even then not in all cases. The key seems to be the degree of rounding, and whether the total remaining calculated percent is less than what the system would normally award the student in the subsequent term.


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