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(NOT A FIELD) IPEDS/CEDS definition. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the form used by the U.S. Department of Education to determine a student's Expected Family Contribution (EFC) by conducting a “need analysis” based on financial information, such as income, assets and other household information, which the student (and parents for a dependent student) will be asked to provide. The form is submitted to, and processed by, a federal processor contracted by the U.S. Department of Education (ED), and the results are electronically transmitted to the financial aid offices of the schools that the student lists on the application. 
CS-FA 
New 
Name of father or male guardian 
CS-CC 
Approved 
Set up that determines whether this item type should reduce Federal need only, Insititutional need only, or both. In NDUS, we only calculate Federal need. 
CS-FA 
Approved 
Indicates whether a student has been selected for federal verification, and if so, whether the verification process has been completed. The value in this field can be used to prevent disbursement, using disbursement rules. 
CS-FA 
Approved 
For those students who have been selected for federal verification, this field represents the status of their verification. The status reflected here is what is sent to COD in Pell origination/origination change files.  
CS-FA 
Approved 
Family Education Rights and Privacy Act is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. 
CS-CC 
Approved 
A practicum is an experience that allows work with professionals to practice the skills and knowledge they have acquired in the classroom. The purpose of a practicum is to provide a closely supervised activity where the student’s primary responsibility is to work with a professional who guides them in directing or conducting the activity. A field experience is defined as field-oriented supervised learning activities outside the college classroom that include a preplanned assessment of the experience, registration during the term the experience is conducted, and post evaluation with the instructor. As an example, a student in a teaching practicum might observe a classroom, assist with lessons and then prepare and present lessons. Often a student will write a report or similarly document the practicum to earn course credit. A practicum is usually unpaid, and will adhere to HLC requirements for formal agreements and clear learning objectives. Usually 45-60 hours of a practicum or field experience will be equivalent to one credit hour. 
CS-SR 
New 
A categorization of the financial aid item type. 
CS-FA 
Approved 
Set up to indicate the source of funds for awards using this item type. 
CS-FA 
Approved 
Employee or student's first name 
CS-CC/HRMS 
Approved 
New, or first-time freshmen, means students entering any institution for the first time at the undergraduate level, including students enrolled in the fall term who earned college credits in the prior summer term and/or entered with advanced standing before graduation from high school 
CS-SR 
New 
This is the frequency at which the employee is paid. 
HRMS 
Approved 
The beginning point in the dates of attendence at an educational institution for which there is an official transcript  
CS-AR/SR 
Approved 
The full-time equivalency is based on standard hours in a week regardless of number of weeks worked.  
HRMS 
Approved 
The status given to a student in relation to the course load that he or she is carrying. Full time student enrollment meets the following minimum credit standards; part time student enrollment falls below these minimum credit standards: Undergraduate—A student enrolled for 12 or more semester credits , or 12 or more quarter credits, or 24 or more contact hours a week each term. Graduate—A student enrolled for 9 or more semester credits, or 9 or more quarter credits, or a student involved in thesis or dissertation preparation that is considered full time by the institution. Doctor's degree - Professional practice — As defined by the institution. 
CS-SR 
New 
On a semester basis means undergraduate total credit hours divided by 15; graduate total credit hours divided by 12. Full-time equivalency on an annual basis means undergraduate total credit hours divided by 30; graduate total credit hours divided by 24. Every professional student is counted as one FTE student. 
CS-SR 
New 
When measured during a single summer term, undergraduate total credit hours divided by 12; graduated total credit hours divided by 9. Every professional student is counted as one FTE. 
 
New 
Graduate students enrolled in 9 or more credit hours during fall or spring semester. For institutional academic administration purposes, other assignments may be taken into consideration when considering the full-time status of a graduate student. 
CS-SR 
New 
Medicine, law and pharmacy students enrolled in 9 or more credit hours during the fall or spring semester 
CS-SR 
New 
Undergraduate students who are enrolled in 12 or more credit hours during fall or spring semester. 
CS-SR 
New 
The fund code is the five-digit number in the combination code which represents the funding source. 
HRMS 
Approved