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Glossary of Terms

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ALL Terms | 1098

Click on a letter below to locate a Student Financial term which starts with that letter, or scroll through the list of topics below.

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  • 1098-E
  • 1098-T

A

  • Accrual Date
  • Accrued Interest
  • ACH payments
  • Activity Restriction
  • Agency Billing
  • Award Letter

B

  • Borrower
  • Buckley Waiver
  • Bursar

C

  • Campus-Based Programs
  • Capitalization of Interest
  • Commitment / Contract Confirmation Deposit (Housing)
  • Consolidation Loan
  • Cost of Education
  • CSS (College Scholarship Service) Profile
  • CWSP

D

  • Default
  • Deferment for Loans
  • Deferment for Student Accounts
  • Deferment (Expired or Rebilled)
  • Delinquency
  • Dependent Student
  • Disbursement
  • Disclosure Statement

E

  • E-bill
  • E-check (see ACH payments)
  • Emergency Loan
  • Entrance/Exit Interview
  • E-pay
  • Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
  • Expired (Rebilled) Deferment

F

  • FACS (formerly AFSA)
  • Family Rights and Privacy Act (see FERPA)
  • Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP)
  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Perkins Loan
  • Federal Stafford Loan (Subsidized and Unsubsidized)
  • Federal Work-Study Program
  • FERPA (Family Rights and Privacy Act)
  • Financial Aid Package
  • Financial Need
  • Flat Fee
  • Forbearance
  • Free Application for Feder Student Aid (FACS (formerly AFSA))

G

  • Grace Period
  • Grant
  • Guarantor
  • Guarantee Fee
  • Guest / Guest User

H

  • Health Insurance / Health Insurance Waivers
  • Hold
  • Holder

I

  • Income Sensitive Repayment
  • Independent Student
  • Interest
  • Interest Rates

J

K

L

  • Lender
  • Lender Refund
  • Letter of Standing (or Letter of Standing with Expense Estimate)
  • Loan Cancellation
  • Loan Period
  • Loan Principal
  • Loans

M

  • Medical Withdrawal
  • MPN (Master Promissory Note)

N

  • Need Analysis

O

  • Origination Fee
  • Override

P

  • Payment Plan
  • Payoff Amount
  • Perkins Loan
  • Prepayment
  • Prepayment Plan
  • Promissory Note

Q

R

  • Rebilled (Expired) Deferment
  • Refunds, Credit Balance
  • Refund Insurance
  • Repayment
  • Repayment Schedule

S

  • Schedule of Classes
  • Scholarship
  • Secondary Market
  • Separation Date
  • Servicer
  • Settlement (of student account)
  • Sponsor
  • (Subsidized) Stafford Loan
  • Statement of Account
  • Student Aid Report (SAR)
  • Student Status

T

  • Tax Credits
  • TAB
  • Title IV
  • Treasury Bill
  • Tuition Refund Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement

U

  • USC ID (UID)
  • Unsubsidized Stafford Loan
  • USCe.pay
  • USC Payment Plan

V

  • Variable Interest Rates
  • Visa Status

W

  • Waiver
  • Wire Transfer
  • Work Study

X

Y

Z