Description of Data Element 01446





NAME:         Need Based Aid Flag                                               



NUMBER:       01446                                                             



FILES/TABLES: RET   SFA                                                         
COMPONENTS:   01254                                                             



DEFINITION:                                                                     
   Indicates if the condition for which the financial aid                       
   award received was need based                                                



EDIT:                                                                           
   DIAGNOSTIC MESSAGE                                     ERROR LEVEL           
   FREQUENCY COUNTS WILL BE PERFORMED ON                  FREQUENCY             
        SFA                                                                     



CODING INSTRUCTIONS:                                                            
   Program generated                                                            



ALGORITHM:                                                                      
   This element is program generated by the student financial aid               
   file edit program.                                                           
   For the Retention File:                                                      
      If Person Identification Number (01029) is a valid SSN, then              
      this field is stored on every Retention Demographic Record                
      with a matching SSN.  If Person Identification Number is not              
      a valid SSN, then this field is only stored on the Retention              
      Demographic records having the same Reporting Institution                 
      (01045) and Person Identification Number.                                 



TABLE VALUES:                                                                   
   P -            At least one occurrence of Pell Need Based Aid                
   Y -            Need Based Financial Aid                                      
   N -            Non-Need Based Financial Aid                                  
   X -            No Financial Aid Reported (Retention File)                    



DATABASE INFORMATION:                                                           
   PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: X(1)                                                   
   COLUMN NAME:          NEED_BASED_AID                                         
   SHORT NAME:           NEEDBASE                                               



CREATE-CHANGE DATE:  05/24/06                                                   



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