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  1. What is Banner?
  2. When will the next Banner finance training session be held?
  3. What can I expect to learn during the Banner Finance training sessions?
  4. Are there any requirements to attend the Banner training sessions?
  5. How can I get access to Banner?
  6. How do I get access to an index?

What is Banner?

Banner is an interrelated suite of software applications developed by Ellucian.  Banner is used by the Student, Finance, Financial Aid and Human Resources departments of the college.

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When will the next Banner Finance training session be held?

Banner Finance training dates are announced via a TC community email. For information on current training sessions, click here.

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What can I expect to learn during the Banner Finance training sessions?

The Banner training session is a hands-on training session in two parts. The first part of the training will begin with an introducing to Banner basics such as accessing the system, form structure and navigation. The second part will focus on understanding essential Banner Budget forms, interpreting financial data, and an explanation of the monthly reports received by budget administrators.

An understanding of Banner forms will assist individuals to comprehend Banner budget forms in detail, query data, and give them the ability to access information such as vendor payment and status of purchase orders and payments. 

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Are there any requirements to attend the Banner training sessions?

The session is open to all end users of the Banner Finance module.  To attend the session you need to have a Banner ID and security access to your index/indices.

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How can I get access to Banner?

To get access to Banner, you need to obtain a Banner ID.   To obtain an ID, you and your supervisor will need to fill out the Banner Request Application.  If you have any questions you can email bannersupport@tc.edu.  Once the application has been filled out and dropped off at 241 Horace Mann, Banner Support will then provide users with a Banner ID and an initial password.   An application for new Banner accounts is available Here.

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How do I get access to an index?

Access to budgets is only given to the Responsible Person and Budget Administrator of the index.  At the discretion of the Responsible Person or Budget Administrator, access may be given to other users.   To obtain access, the request must come from either the Responsible Person or the Budget Administrator of the index.  Requests are accepted via email only.  Please include the index number and Banner ID in your email. Do not email any passwords with your Banner ID.  Email Kim Santoro at santoro@exchange.tc.columbia.edu for all Indices starting with 5.  For all other indices, email Joan Anderson at janderson@exchange.tc.columbia.edu. 

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