The NEALP Adjustment (NA) file contains a record for each student for whom the school is requesting an adjustment to the amount of a previous NEALP payment (via the NEALP Certification (NT) file). The record identifies the student and the details of the NEALP Adjustment.
Files may be submitted as often as necessary, although we recommend submitting no more than once per academic term. The NA file cannot be submitted for summer term disbursements per NEALP rules.
The capture date is no sooner than the 15th day of the term.
Relationship to Other File Submissions
For each record in the file, a corresponding student record must exist in the NEALP Certification (NT) file.
Data Fields (in all records except the file header record)
|Field Names||Field Attributes and Procedures||Data Format|
|Student Identifier||Enter the federally assigned Social Security Number (SSN) for this student.||Alphanumeric
|Adjustment Amount||Enter the amount of the adjustment (dollars and cents) to the amount previously certified for the term indicated in the Adjustment Term below.||Numeric
Enter the type of adjustment that the Adjustment Amount represents.
R = reduction in amount previously certified. (The Adjustment Amount is to be subtracted from the Award Amount from the NT certification file.)
I = increase in amount previously certified. (The Adjustment Amount is to be added to the Award Amount from the NT certification file.)
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Removing a student that has an adjustment file: If a certification record and adjustment record has been submitted for a student that did not enroll at your institution, submit a NA record that effectively reduces the student's Award Amount to zero.
Adjustment Amount: Enter the amount by which the previously-certified amount is to be increased or decreased for the Adjustment Term. Include cents. For example, an adjustment of $64 must be reported as 006400.
Adjustment Type: An "R" will result in a refund to a previous disbursement or a decrease to an upcoming disbursement, by the amount of the adjustment. For example, the $64 adjustment with Adjustment Type = R, when applied to a $100 certification, will result in a net disbursement of $36 for the term. An "I" will result in an increase by the amount of the adjustment. For example, the $64 adjustment with Adjustment Type = I, when applied to a $100 certification, will result in a net disbursement of $164 for the term.
File Header Record
The first record of each file is a header record formatted as described at this link.
The File Identifier to be used for this file is NA.