Glossary
Navigation

Purpose of this page

The Navigation page lists the Navigation Tabs that allow you to link to the main pages of each section of the NSLDS FAP Web site. It also provides a glossary of the icons and symbols used.

Navigation Tabs and Navigation Bar

The Navigation Tabs are located across the top of every page. Each tab provides a link to the main page of a corresponding section. These tabs allow you to navigate without having to return to the Menu page.

The Navigation Bar is directly below the Navigation Tabs, and includes links to the other pages within that section. Your name and your institution's name display below the specified links.

Legend of Icons and Symbols


Icon/
Symbol
Definition
Contact Contact icon links you to the NSLDS contact information page for help by phone or email.
Help Help icon links you to the specific Help page.
Return to the Welcome Page and select a new organization if applicable. Session End icon ends your session and returns you to the Welcome page.
Financial Aid A two-dimensional colored tab with white text indicates that you are in the active subject area.
Menu A three-dimensional colored tab with white text indicates that other subject areas are available to you by clicking that tab.
Help
Popup text appears near the mouse pointer explaining an icon's function. (This is an example of that text.)
LINK Underlined blue text links you to additional information.
Return to previous page Left arrow icon returns you to a specified page. For example: Return to menu Return to Menu.
Go to next page Right arrow icon links you to the next page in a series of pages. For example: Go to report log Go to Report Log.
Go to previous page Previous group arrow icon links you to the previous list of items for this page.
Go to next page Next group arrow icon links you to the next list of items for this page.
Alert Alert symbol warns you of critical information that is not in error. For example: The borrower has defaulted loans.
Information Information symbol notifies you that additional facts are available. For example: The borrower has received Pell Grants.
Error Error symbol alerts you of an error. If the error is an entry error, the prompt for the box is displayed in bold RED.
Review Under Review icon displays to the left of the grant being reviewed when the Grant History page is accessed via a link from the Monitor Alert Review page.
Reaffirmation Reaffirmation symbol displays to the left of the Loan Detail button on the Loan History page indicating a reaffirmation was reported on a loan.
Capitalized interest Capitalized Interest symbol indicates a capitalize interest amount is included in the Outstanding Principal Balance.
Loan discharge Loan Discharge symbol notifies you that a loan has been partially or totally discharged. View the loan detail page for loan discharge details.
Converted to loan on mm/dd/ccyy Grant converted to loan symbol notifies you that a TEACH Grant has been converted to a loan. Passing your cursor over the symbol displays date of conversion. Clicking on the symbol will link you to the Loan Detail page for the associated loan.
Dependency indicator (Dependent) Dependency status symbol notifies you that the borrower's dependency status is/was a Dependent. The dependency status is based on the Undergraduate and/or Graduate Award Year's corresponding award year ISIR and the Central Processing System's (CPS) determined dependency status.
Dependency indicator (Independent) Dependency status symbol notifies you that the borrower's dependency status is/was an Independent. The dependency status is based on the Undergraduate and/or Graduate Award Year's corresponding award year ISIR and the Central Processing System's (CPS) determined dependency status.
Locked loan Lock icon indicates the loan is locked and cannot be updated.
History History icon links you to the Borrower Name History page or Borrower SSN History page if history exists in the database.
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Active Bullet Number icon allows you to update, delete, or see more details. Blue is the active selection color.
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Inactive Bullet Number indicates that no additional information is available regarding this item.
Further details Plus symbol provides you more detailed information. It is activated when the mouse pointer is on the symbol.
Report log Report Log Page icon links you to the Report Log.
E-Mail E-mail icon links you to e-mail.
Glossary Glossary icon links you to the Glossary page.
Print help page Print icon allows you to print the Help page.
Close help Close icon allows you to close the Help page.


Last updated: February 22, 2015

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