Glossary

CIS
Campus Information Services
The student’s online portal for various student services such as class enrollment, tuition payments, view financial status, view student records, UMail access, grades, etc.
COA
Cost of Attendance

An estimate of the total amount it will cost to attend the institution for one academic year, including tuition and fees, room and board, and allowances for books, supplies, transportation, loan fees, dependent care, personal expenses, and miscellaneous expenses.

COD
Common Origination and Disbursement
A website provided by the Department of Education for Financial Aid Administrators, Servicers, or other officials to perform a variety of functions related to student/award/disbursement data for Pell, and Direct Loans.
DL Sub
Direct Loan Subsidized Stafford Student Loan
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DL Unsub
Direct Loan Unubsidized Stafford Student Loan
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EFC
Expected Family Contribution
The Expected Family Contribution is a measure of your family’s financial strength and is calculated according to a formula established by law. Your family's taxed and untaxed income, assets, and benefits (such as unemployment or Social Security) are all considered in the formula. Also considered are your family size and the number of family members who will attend college or career school during the year.
FAFSA
Free Application for Federal Student Aid
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is a form that can be prepared annually by current and prospective college students (undergraduate and graduate) in the United States to determine their eligibility for student financial aid.
FERPA
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), as amended, is a federal law that sets forth requirements regarding the privacy of student records. FERPA governs the release of records maintained by an educational institution and access to those records. Learn more.
FNA
Financial Needs Analysis
A Financial Needs Analysis is a form provided by an outside party or the student requesting information on the student’s financial aid record, such as COA, and award amounts. FNA Examples: Housing Verification, Scholarship applications. *Note Housing Verification requests can only be released to the student.
FSEOG
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
A Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant is for undergraduates with exceptional financial need. Learn more.
FWS
Federal Work Study
Federal Work-Study (FWS) is a form of federal financial aid that is awarded to students with demonstrated financial need. FWS provides opportunities for students to work on campus while attending school half-time or greater. Learn more.
HESSP
Higher Education Success Stipend Program
HESSP was established by the Utah State Legislature and serves as a supplement to increasingly inadequate grant assistance from Federal Government financial aid programs. Learn more.
IRS
Internal Revenue Service
The IRS is the U.S. government agency responsible for tax collection and tax law enforcement.Learn More.
MPN
Master Promissory Note
The MPN is a promissory note that can be used to make one or more loans for one or more academic years (up to 10 years). Learn more.
NBTAG
Need Based Tuition Assistance Grant
The Need Based Tuition Assistance Grant is available to undergraduates who demonstrate financial need. Learn more.
NSLDS
National Student Loan Data System
The National Student Loan Data System is the U.S. Department of Education's central database for student aid. Learn more.
SAT
Satisfactory Academic Progress
Financial Aid is contingent upon continued satisfactory academic progress towards a degree or certificate. The academic performance of students will be monitored every semester. Learn more.
UEF
Utah Education Fund Grant
The Utah Education Fund Grant is available to Utah resident undergraduates who demonstrate exceptional economic need and who are educationally disadvantaged. Learn more.
UHEAA
Utah Higher Education Assistance Authority
The Utah Higher Education Assistance Authority (UHEAA), a subsidiary of the State Board of Regents, is an agency of the State of Utah which administers Utah's student financial aid programs. Learn more.
WICHE
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
WICHE is a regional, nonprofit organization. WICHE and its 15 member states work to improve access to higher education and ensure student success. Learn more.
WUE
Western Undergraduate Exchange
WUE is a regional tuition-reciprocity agreement that enables students from WICHE states to enroll in some 145 participating two- and four-year public institutions at 150 percent of the enrolling institution’s resident tuition.
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