Using INAS Batch Calculations


Concept


Steps:

  1. Begin by navigating to the Batch INAS Calculation page.

     

    Click the Financial Aid link.

    Step 1
  2. Click the File Management link.

    Step 2
  3. Click the INAS Batch Calculation link.

    Step 3
  4. A Run Control ID is an identifier that, when paired with your User ID, uniquely identifies the process you are running. The Run Control ID defines parameters that are used when a process is run. This ensures that when a process runs in the background, the system does not prompt you for additional values.

    Step 4
  5. You can run this process by searching for an existing Run Control ID or you can add a new value. Creating a Run Control ID that is relevant to the process may help you remember it for future use.

     

    In this topic, you will search for an existing value.

     

    Enter the desired information into the Run Control ID field. Enter

     a valid value
     e.g.
     "TRAINING"
    .

    Step 5
  6. Click the Search button.

    Step 6
  7. Use the Batch INAS Calculation page to enter the request parameters. These parameters will be used to define the processing rules and data to be included when the process is run.

    Step 7
  8. The FAPINCLC process calculates batch applications using the College Board's Institutional Need Analysis System (INAS), based on your institution's policy options.

    Step 8
  9. Ensure that the correct institution name appears in the Institution field. You will use the default value for this exercise.

    Step 9
  10. Click in the Aid Year field.

    Step 10
  11. You select the aid year for which you want to run the INAS calculation.

     

    Enter the desired information into the Aid Year field. Enter

     a valid value
     e.g.
     "2006"
    .

    Step 11
  12. Click in the Application Type field.

    Step 12
  13. The valid values include: "B" Both federal and Profile,  "F" Federal, "P" Profile.

     

    Enter the desired information into the Application Type field. Enter

     a valid value
     e.g.
     "P"
    .

    Step 13
  14. If you select Y in the Clear Calc Request? field, the system removes files from the tables after performing the batch calculation. Selecting Y prevents you from running batch calculation on these files again.

     

    If you select N, the system retains the files in the tables after performing the calculation. Selecting N enables you to run a batch calculation on these files multiple times.

    Step 14
  15. Click the Run button to run the FAPINCLC process. The batch calculation process is the same process as the online calculation.

     

    Click the Run button.

    Step 15
  16. Use the Process Scheduler Request page to enter or update parameters, such as server name and process output format.

    Step 16
  17. You must select a Server Name to identify the server on which the process will run. If you use the same Run Control ID for subsequent processes, the server name that you last used will default in this field.

    Step 17
  18. Click the OK button.

    Step 18
  19. You can click the Process Monitor link to verify that the process was successful.

     

    Refer to the Running Reports module for examples of running a process.

    Step 19

You have successfully made a batch calculation of  institutional applications using INAS.

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