Manually Updating Ability to Benefit Fields

Purpose:  Use this page to create and maintain Ability to Benefit data for a group of students using ctcLink.

Audience: Financial Aid staff.

You must have at least one of these local college managed security roles:

  • ZD FA Director

If you need assistance with the above security roles, please contact your local college supervisor or IT Admin to request role access.

Navigation:  Financial Aid > Ability to Benefit > Manage Ability to Benefit

  1. The Manage Ability to Benefit search page displays.
  2. Enter the desired ID - you can Add a New Value or Search for an Existing Value.
  3. Enter the Academic Institution. 
  4. Select the Search button.  
  5. The Manage Ability to Benefit page displays.
  6. The Aid Year field should be left blank or if defined, you are limiting the eligibility to that one year.
  7. Enter the desired Student Eligibility Code. A list of acceptable codes are displayed below.
  8. Select the Save button.

The value to enter for the Student Eligibility Code is determined by cross referencing the COD Technical Reference Volume II for the aid year with the following PS values:


2023-2024 -

ctcLink ATB Values:

Field Value Translate Long Name Translate Short Name
1 01: Complete before 7/1/2012 Complete
2 02: College before 7/1/2012 College
3 03: State Process State
4 04: Home Schooled Home
5 05: Other  Other
6 06: High School Diploma Diploma
7 07: General Ed Development GED
8 08: State-Authorized exam/cert State exam
9 09: Acad Transc min 2 YR Prog Acad Trans
10 10: Excelled in High School  Excel HS
11 11: Complete 7/1/12 - 6/30/15 Complete
12 12: Complete after 7/1/2012 Complete
13 13: College 7/1/12 - 6/30/15 College
14 14: College after 7/1/12 College
15 15: CPT Program CPT Prg

Note: In the COD Technical Reference guides indicates which values are valid for the aid year.  Depending on the aid year in which you are working, the value that is acceptable may be different.

Note -- do not update any other fields other than the Student Eligibility Code on the Manage Ability to Benefit page because doing so may cause COD to reject grant and/or loan records.

Video Tutorial

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