List of Acronyms

A thru L

M thru Z

AAI

Adjusted Available Income

ACA

Administrative Cost Allowance

ACE

American Council on Education

ACH/EFT

Automated Clearing House/Electronic Funds Transfer

ACT

American College Testing Program

ADC

Aid to Dependent Children

AFDC

Aid to Families with Dependent Children

AGI

Adjusted Gross Income

AP

Advanced Placement

ATB

Ability to Benefit

AY

Academic Year or Award Year

BIA

Bureau of Indian Affairs

CA

College Assistant

CBP

Campus Based Programs

CD

College Discovery

CEO

Chief Executive Officer

CFO

Chief Financial Officer

CFR

Code of Federal Regulations

CIO

Chief Information Officer

CLEP

College-Level Examination Program

COA

Cost of Attendance

C.O.A.

CUNY Office Assistant

COO

Chief Operating Officer

COTR

Contracting Officer's Technical Representative

CPS

Central Processing System

CSLP

Community Service Learning Program

CSR

Customer Service Representative

CSS

College Scholarship Service

CST

Customer Service Team

CSTF

Customer Service Task Force

CUNY

City University of New York

CUPS

City University Personnel System (CUNY)

CWS

College Work-Study

DCL

Direct Consolidation Loan

DCL

Dear Partner (Colleague) Letter (USDE)

DCS

Debt Collection Service

DEAP

Dependent Educational Assistance Program (VA)

DL

Direct Loan

DLSC

Direct Loan Servicing Center

DOE

Department of Education

DRN

Data Release Number

DUNS

Data Universal Numbering System

DVA

Department of Veterans Affairs

EAC

Electronic Access Code

EASFAA

Eastern Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

ECAR

Eligibility and Certification Approval Report

ED

US Department of Education

EDE

Electronic Data Exchange

ED/PMS

Department of Education Payment Management System (formerly EDPMTS)

EDS

Electronic Data Systems

EEOC

Equal Employment Opportunity Code

EFAN

Electronic Financial Aid Network

EFC

Expected Family Contribution

EFN

Exceptional Financial Need Scholarship

EFT

Electronic Funds Transfer

EIC

Earned Income Credit

ELO

Expanded Lending Option

ELP

Emergency Loan Program

EOP

Educational Opportunity Program

EPPV

Electronic Processed Payment Voucher

EPV

Electronic Payment Voucher

ESA

Education Savings Account

ESAR

Electronic Student Aid Report

ESL

English as a Second Language

ESOA

Electronic Statement of Account

ETS

Educational Testing Service

FA

Financial Aid

FAA

Financial Aid Administrator

FAF

Financial Aid Form (CSS)

FAFSA

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

FAO

Financial Aid Office

FAT

Financial Aid Transcript

FC

Family Contribution

FCC

Federal Capital Contribution

FDSLP

Federal Direct Student Loan Program

FERPA

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

FFEL

Federal Family Education Loan

FFELP

Federal Family Education Loan Program

FISAP

Fiscal Operations Report and Application for Funds

FISCOP

Fiscal Operations Report

FISL

Federal Insured Student Loan

FM

Federal Methodology

FPL

Federal Perkins Loan

FR

Federal Register

FSEOG

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

FT

Full-time

FTB

First-time Borrower

FTE

Full-time Equivalent

FWS

Federal Work-Study Program (formerly College Work-Study)

FY

Fiscal Year

GA

Guaranty Agency

GAO

General Accounting Office

GAO

Government Auditing Office

GAS

Government Accounting Standards

GEAR-UP

Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduates Program

GPA

Grade Point Average

GSL

Guaranteed Student Loan

HCC

Hostos Community College (CUNY)

HEA

Higher Education Act

HEAL

Health Education Assistance Loan Program

HELP

Hostos Emergency Loan Program

HEO

Higher Education Officer

HESC

Higher Education Services Corporation

HHS

US Department of Health and Human Services

HPSL

Health Profession Student Loan

ICC

Institutional Capital Contribution

ICL

Income Contingent Loan

IFAP

Information for Financial Aid Professionals

IG

Inspector General

IM

Institutional Methodology

INS

Immigration and Naturalization Service

IPA

Income Protection Allowance

IRA

Individual Retirement Account

IRS

Internal Revenue Service

ISIR

Institutional Student Information Record

LDS

Loans for Disadvantaged Students

LMS

Library Management System (CUNY)

LOA

Leave of Absence

LOC

Loan Origination Center

LOR

Loan Origination Record

MASFAA

Midwest Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

MDE

Multiple Data Entry Servicer

MEERS

Monthly Electronic Expenditure Reporting

MRR

Multiple Reporting Record

NACUBO

National Association of College & University Business Officers

NASFAA

National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

NCAA

National College Athletic Association

NCS

National Computer Systems

NDSL

National Defense/Direct Loan or National Defense Student Loan Program

NHSC

National Health Corps Scholarship

NMSQT

National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test

NFS

Non Sufficient Funds

NSL

Nursing Student Loan

NSLC

National Student Loan Clearinghouse

NSLDS

National Student Loan Data System

NYSHESC

New York State Higher Education Services Corporation

OESE

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

OFA

Office of Financial Aid

OIG

Office of Inspector General

OPEID

Office of Postsecondary Education Identifier

OSFA

Office of Student Financial Assistance

OSFAP

Office of Student Financial Assistance Programs

OVAE

Office of Vocational and Adult Education

PAN

Payee Record Number

PC

Parent Contribution

PCL

Primary Care Loan

PETS

Pell Electronic Transfer System

PGRFMS

Pell Grant Recipient and Financial Management System

PHEAA

Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency

PIN

Payee Identification Number

PIN

Personal Identification Number

PJ

Professional Judgment

PL

Public Law

PLUS

Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students

PPA

Program Participation Agreement

PT

Part-time

PTAP

Part-Time TAP (see TAP)

PSAT

Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test

PTA

Parent Teacher Association

QAP

Quality Assurance Program

RA

Research Assistantship

RAD

Renewal Application Destination

RDE

Recipient Data Exchange

RFMS

Recipient Financial Management System

ROTC

Reserve Officer Training Corps

SAIG

Student Aid Internet Gateway

SAP

Satisfactory Academic Progress

SAR

Student Aid Report

SAT

Scholastic Assessment Test

SC

Student Contribution

SEOG

Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (see FSEOG)

SFA

Student Financial Aid

SFAP

Student Financial Assistance Programs (USDE)

SIMS

Student Information Management System (CUNY)

SLMA

Student Loan Marketing Association (Sallie Mae)

SLS

Supplemental Loans for Students

SOA

Statement of Account

SPS

Student Payment Summary

SSA

Social Security Administration

SSCR

Student Status Confirmation Report

SSI

Supplemental Security Income

SSIG

State Student Incentive Grant

SSN

Social Security Number

SSS

Selective Service System

TA

Teaching Assistantship

TAP

Tuition Assistance Program

TIV WAN

Title IV Wide Area Network

T/L

Truth-in-Lending

TOEFL

Test Of English As A Foreign Language

UAO

University Accounting Office (CUNY)

UAPC

University Application Processing Center (CUNY)

USAF

United Student Aid Funds

USDE

United States Department of Education

USDED

United States Department of Education

VA

Veterans Administration

VEAP

Veterans Educational Assistance Program

WIA

Workforce Investment Act

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