University of California, Riverside

GradSIS



Financial Support Administration


Support Type Creation and Allocation Overview:

In order for the Departmental Graduate Staff to offer money to an applicant, several steps must be taken so that the Support Types and funds are available to the Departmental Graduate Staff. These steps are highlighted below:

  • Support Types

    Financial Admin 1

    The Graduate Division must first create the Support Types using the Support Type Maintenance and Validation System. This system can be accessed by Grad Division staff from the main menu after logging into Grad SIS. The Support Types may be viewed as containers that will eventually hold funding for Programs to pull from. Part of the creation process involves the Graduate Division choosing which entity (Graduate Division, College or Department) will be able to allocate Support Types to the Program, so that the Departmental Graduate Staff may offer the funds to the applicant. In other words, the Graduate Division determines whether the Graduate Division, College, or Department puts funding into the container.

    The Graduate Division must first create the Support Types using the Support Type Maintenance and Validation System. This system can be accessed by Grad Division staff from the main menu after logging into Grad SIS. The Support Types may be viewed as containers that will eventually hold funding for Programs to pull from. Part of the creation process involves the Graduate Division choosing which entity (Graduate Division, College or Department) will be able to allocate Support Types to the Program, so that the Departmental Graduate Staff may offer the funds to the applicant. In other words, the Graduate Division determines whether the Graduate Division, College, or Department puts funding into the container.

  • Cohort Control

    Financial Admin 2

    Before the Graduate Division or College can allocate funds to a Program, the Graduate Division and College must select which Support Types will be available to a specific Cohort. A Cohort is all the graduate students admitted during an academic year. This is accomplished using the Graduate Division or College Cohort Control Systems, which is also available from the main menu after logging in. This System gives the Graduate Division and College the ability to control which containers are available to be allocated to Programs in a specific Cohort.

    Support Types the Graduate Division specifies that are managed by the Department do not have this level of control; the Department can allocate these “Departmental” Support Types to the Program using the Departmental Program Allocation System as soon as the Graduate Division creates them in the Support Type Maintenance and Validation System.

    The Graduate Division Cohort Control System and the College Cohort Control System allow the Graduate Division or College to specify Cohort-wide settings as well as set defaults for each Support Type in the Cohort. These defaults will populate fields in the Graduate Division and College Program Allocation Systems.

  • Program Allocations

    Financial Admin 3

    The Graduate Division, College, and Departmental Program Allocation Systems specify which Support Types and how many funds are available to each Support Type for a given Program in a given Cohort. The Graduate Division and College Program Allocation Systems will pull and populate values from the respective Cohort Control Systems. This is where the Graduate Division, College or Department actually put funding into the containers. Once the Support Types have been allocated to the Program, the Support Types will be available to the Graduate Staff, Advisor and Graduate Division when offering financial support. That is, the Graduate Staff, Advisor and Graduate Division can take funding from the containers and give it to an applicant.

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