Acronyms for Terms Associated with Merryfield Academy

AGI – Adjusted Gross Income

C-Code – Comment Code

CFR– Code of Federal Regulation

COA – Cost of Attendance

COD – Common Origination & Disbursement

CIE – Commission of Independent Education

CPS – Central Processing System

DL – Direct Loan

DOE – Department of Education

DRN – Data Release Number

ED – Department of Education

EFA – Estimated Financial Assistance

EFC – Expected Family Contribution

EFT – Electronic Funds Transfer

E-Signature – Electronic Signature

FAA – Financial Aid Administrator/Advisor

FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid

FERPA – Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

FDLP – Federal Direct Loan Program

FAO – Financial Aid Office

FSAIC – Federal Student Aid Information Center

GA- Guaranty Agency

GED – General Educational Development

GPA – Grade Point Average

HEA – Higher Education Act

IFAP – Information for Financial Aid Professionals

IRS – Internal Revenue Service

ISIR – Institutional Student Information Report

LOA – Leave of Absence

MPN – Master Promissory Note

NSLDS – National Student Loan Data System

OPE ID – Office of Postsecondary Education Identification Number

OSFA – Office of Student Financial Aid

PJ – Professional Judgment

PLUS – Parent Loan for Undergraduate Student

PIN – Personal Identification Number

R2T4 – Return of Title IV Funds

SAP – Satisfactory Academic Progress

SAR – Student Aid Report

SSN – Social Security Number

SSS – Selective Services System

USCIS – United States Citizenship and Immigration Services

VA – Veterans Administration

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