Release Notes

A fix to the California DREAM Application correction process for the 2018-2019 award year.



Enhancements


[SV-2901] - California DREAM Application Correction Process


Please note that this only applies to California institutions using the California DREAM Application.


The California DREAM Application is an allowable ISIR file to be uploaded into StudentForms due to its file layout replicating the Federal ISIR provided when completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This layout includes the order, location, and given values for each ISIR field. The exception to this is the 2018-2019 California DREAM Application ISIR, where the values for the ISIR fields "Student's Tax Return Filing Status" and "Parents' Tax Return Filing Status" differ from the Federal ISIR. The values for Head of Household, Married-filed joint return, and Married-filed separate return are different than the values used for the Federal ISIR record. The 2019-2020 Cal DREAM Application was corrected to utilize the same values as those found for the Federal ISIR record.


In order to capture the correct value in the Cal ISIR Corrections export, the application has been updated to handle the exception through a little manual intervention. For California DREAM students for the 2018-2019 award year only, the ISIR fields "Student's Tax Return Filing Status" and "Parents' Tax Return Filing Status" now have a warning icon to help guide users in updating the Smart File Review Status to help the system pull the correct value for the export.


  • If the field is auto-calculated as "Match", you do not need to update the Status as a Match will not generate a correction for the field.
  • If the field is auto-calculated as "ISIR Correction", you will need to update the field to "Ignored" and the system will know to generate the appropriate correction value for the field.
    • Not updating the status will cause the Cal ISIR export file use the incorrect value, the one used by the Federal ISIR records.


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