9.2 Unlocking Awards

Purpose:  Use this document as a reference to unlock awards 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.

Unlocking Awards

Navigation:  NavBar > Navigator > Financial Aid > Awards > Award Processing > Assign Awards to a Student

  1. The Award Entry search page displays.
  2. Enter the Student ID.
  3. Enter Institution and Aid Year.
  4. Select the Search button.  
Award Entry search page
  1. The Student Aid Package tab displays.
  2. Select the Status tab in the middle of the page.
  3. Locate the Item Type that has the Lock check box and UNCHECK the box.
  4. Select Validate.
  5. A confirmation message displays.
  6. Select OK to return.
  7. The Student Aid Package tab displays.
  8. Select Post.
Student Aid Package tab unlock process
  1. A confirmation message displays.
  2. Select OK to return.
  3. The process to unlock an award for a student is now complete.
  4. End of procedure.