Instructions for Using CBTs and Simulations

System Requirements Windows 98, 2000, ME, XP or NT operating system with up to 64 megabytes of free disk space on the local hard drive (if all CBTs and simulations are downloaded); 20 megabytes Ram; 15” monitor with 16-bit color depth, resolution at 1024 x 768; ODBC driver for Access 2000. Electronic MPN Online Simulations The Electronic MPN Online Simulations provide an opportunity to better understand the Electronic MPN Online process in a safe environment while working at your own pace. Lessons: o EMPN Online for School Administrators Logging into the EMPN Website Changing Passwords School Profile Maintenance Performing an EMPN Search Completing a Subsidized / Unsubsidized EMPN Completing a Graduate PLUS EMPN Completing a Parent PLUS EMPN

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Direct Loan Reports CBT and Grant Reports CBT The Direct Loan Reports and Grant Reports CBTs are presented as a guide to Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) reports for schools. Lessons: o o o Explanations of the various reports Report samples and key fields How to acquire the reports

COD System Web Site CBT The COD System Web site CBT simulates the COD System screens and functionality available to a school administrator. The CBT contains eight lessons and an open format. In the open format, you may explore over 800 fictitious person records for multiple award years, and 20 fictitious schools. Lessons: Using the Search Function o Navigation bars, menus, and links o Search for person, credit checks, promissory notes, and awards o Maintaining your COD access information Managing School Information o Locate school contact information o Locate and update school options o View funding information o View general school data
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Instructions for Using CBTs and Simulations
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Locating Grant information o Navigate to grant award information o View grant disbursement details o View POP situation o Updated with ACG and National SMART Grants Locating Direct Loan Information o Navigate to Direct Loan information o View award and disbursement details o View promissory note information Working with Batches o Search for batches by dates, batch ID, and SSN o View document details o Locating and correcting errors in records and documents o Use filters to narrow a search Creating and Updating Records o How to create and update records online o Create/Update Person, Grant award, and disbursement data o Create/Update Direct Loan for student and/or parent Working the Action Queue o Locating anticipated disbursements o Releasing disbursements Requesting Data o Ordering and receiving your grant reports o Ordering and receiving grant account statements Open format You will need to enter a user name and password to access data in the open format. The user name and password may be any combination of letters, numbers, or symbols of your choosing. However, you must ensure there is at least one character that is a lower case letter. In the Open format you can perform the following functions— Explore person, award, disbursement, school, or batch information: Use the first three letters of any name for a person search. Once the name(s) appears, navigate through the system to locate award and disbursement information. The simulation contains over 800 fictitious people.

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Instructions for Using CBTs and Simulations
View Batches: To view documents, choose a school from those listed in the table below and search by a date range of one to sixty days. Most of the documents in this CBT are between July 1, 2007 and September 24, 2007. You will find 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 school level data and student level data for the 2003-2004 to 2007-2008 award years. You may access and view batches for the 2003-2004 to 2007-2008 award years. All documents are fictitious. Create or Update a Person, Award, or Disbursement: You may create or update a person, award, or disbursement. When you move to another account, the information will revert to the original data in the CBT. When creating and updating records, this CBT checks for a limited amount of edits. A complete list of edits can be found in the COD Technical Reference, which is available on the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site. Contact Questions and comments should be sent to CODSupport@acs-inc.com. Please indicate “COD CBT Question/Comment” in the subject line. Schools Included in the CBT The following fictitious schools are included in the simulation. Search for a school by name or COD Entity ID also known as Routing ID.
School Name
Hailey University – Main Campus Hailey University – Wayne College Hailey University – Nursing School Gilbert University Sunny University Skyler University Great Neck Comm College Robin Comm College Burger Business School Pineland University Oceanside College Dollan Technical – Main Campus Dollan Tech – Norwich Electric University Hilltop University Hart University Fields College Stellar Institute Tech Lanton School of Art Maverick Beauty Institute

COD Entity ID
47891532 59617248 85749612 49524013 09643827 27271698 57684013 37388456 32787340 46103289 95587607 16683958 82326295 67809822 14938237 82635087 85397045 51543360 82641592 38628674

Size
40,000 – – 22,000 30,000 20.000 12,000 8,000 1,200 12,000 6,000 1,700 – 18,000 16,000 32,000 13,000 1,600 1,200 500

Type
Public – – Private Public Private Public Public Proprietary Public Private Proprietary – Private Private Public Public Proprietary Proprietary Proprietary

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