9.2 Assign Awards & Override with Professional Judgment

Purpose:  Use this document as a reference on how to assign and override awards with a professional judgment using ctcLink.

Audience:  Financial Aid staff.

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

  • ZD FA Award Processing
  • ZD FA Director
  • ZZ FA Award Processing
  • ZZ FA Award Processor

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

Assign Awards and Override with Professional Judgment

Navigation:  NavBar > Navigator > Financial Aid > Awards > Award Processing > Invoke Professional Judgment

  1. The Award Override search page displays.
  2. Enter the Empl ID.  
  3. Enter the Academic Institution. 
  4. Enter the Aid Year.
  5. Select the Search button.  
Award Override search page
  1. The Award Override page displays.
  2. On the Professional Judgement tab, if necessary, select the [+] button to add a row to add a new award.  
  3. In the new row, enter Nbr.
  4. Select the Action value.
  5. Enter the Item Type.
  6. Enter the Offered amount.
  7. Enter the Disbursement Plan.
  8. Enter the Split Code.

After you enter all awards for a student, you must run the Validation process before you can post the awards to the award tables.

Validation must be successful before the Posting routine can be run.

  1. Use the Validate button to run the validation process.
  2. Use the Post button to start the posting process.
Professional Judgement tab
  1. The process to manually award financial aid is now complete.
  2. End of procedure.