[ctcLinkfinaidsupport] FA Weeklyish Bulletin

Kelly Forsberg kforsberg at sbctc.edu
Thu Sep 8 16:40:50 PDT 2022

Knowing is Half the Battle!
F Super Helpful Reminders and Tips!


§  Are you getting some messages in the Auth Fail Report that you don’t know how to work?  Use the Authorization Failure Report Troubleshooting Guide to get started on where to go in ctcLink to resolve messages.  The guide is linked here<https://ctclinkreferencecenter.ctclink.us/m/92436/l/1421952-authorization-failure-report-troubleshooting-business-processing-guide>.
F Query Corner!
§  CTC_FA_AUTHORIZATION_DISCREP – Run this query to find students that have discrepancies between what’s been Offered/Accepted and Authorized/Disbursed.  You can use this query to track how much aid was authorized and on which students.  Recommended to run it after you run Batch Authorization, every time you have a Disbursement run.
§  CTC_FA_DISBURSED_BY_DATE – Run this query after you run Disbursement, so you can track the amount that you are disbursing.  You can share these query results with SF so they know who is going to be in their Group Post batch.
§  CTC_FA_LOAD_COMP_BETWEEN_DATE: This query should be run up until census date. The query compares students with different FA Load level when disbursed to date entered in prompt.  Can only be run after disbursement.
F Training Team Stuff!
§  FISAP Business Processing Guide – The most current version is published to the ctcLink Reference Center as of 9/8/22.  The doc is linked here<https://ctclinkreferencecenter.ctclink.us/m/92436/l/798224-fisap-processing-business-process-guide>.
§  *Reminder* that colleges in Dual Processing for Spring 2022 or Summer of 2022 will be using Legacy processes for FISAP.
o   RECORDING POSTED:  The Authorization Refresher recording is now available in the FA103 Authorizing and Disbursing Financial Aid Canvas Training course.  The recording and slide deck are linked here<https://sbctc.instructure.com/courses/1664989/pages/just-in-time-training-session-recordings-slash-slide-decks?module_item_id=67084963>.

What’s Coming Down the Pike?:

F Just In Time Trainings (FA Training):
o   FLF and Disbursement Refresher  – 9/13/22  9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
o   Follow Up Q & A for FLF and Disbursement Refresher  – 9/15/22  9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
o   FLF & Disbursement Refresher – 9/13/22  9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
o   Packaging Plans – 9/20/22  9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
• NEW!  Support Sessions (FA Training)

o   Awarding Drop-In Support Session 9/12/22  9:00 AM – 11:00 AM  &   9/19/22  9:00 AM – 11:00 AM (calendar invites forthcoming)

§  Come join Kelly Forsberg in a web ex to do some awarding.  Are you having some interesting award posting error messages that is preventing you from posting aid?  Do you have questions about award sequencing, etc.?  Bring your examples to this drop in session, and Kelly will work with you to provide you some awarding support.

Environment Updates:
-          Reminder! The next PCD refresh will take place on Monday, September 12.  That means you have time for any testing you have done in PCD.  Remember that any processes you have built or students you have staged, will be wiped in the refresh, and replaced with the most recent data in the PRD environment.

Just For Fun! 😂 Did you know these things have names?

-          The five-dot pattern found on dice is a quincunx.  Thomas Edison has the five dots tattooed on his left forearm.

-          The joy you feel thinking about good things that will happen is called vorfruede.  You probably already know the meaning of schaudenfruede.  Think of vorfreude as its nicer, more optimistic cousin.

-          A person known by one name is mononymous.  Think of Madonna, Adele, Voltaire, and maybe even the artist formally known as . . . ?

-          As assembly of ferrets is a business.  Next time I sign any checks “doing business as”, I might channel my inner ferret.

-          A group of jellyfish is called a smack.  They sting though, so maybe a ZAP is more appropriate?

-          A group of ravens is called unkindness.  Apologies to crows and ravens who get a bad rap from the earlier centuries.

-          A group of whale is called a gam.  Gam is also a pleasant conversation between whalers.  Now I am confused because I thought a gam was a good-looking leg.  “Get a load of these gams!”

-          Three or more goats is called a trip.  Who comes up with this stuff anyway??

-          Many owls form a parliament.  How official sounding!


[Compass]Kelly Forsberg
ctcLink Functional Trainer | Financial Aid
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
o: 360-704-1066
kforsberg at sbctc.edu<mailto:kforsberg at sbctc.edu>

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