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9.2 FAFSA Simplification - Overriding Selective Service Checklist Item

Purpose:  Use this document as a reference on how to override the Selective Service Checklist (C-Flags) for the FAFSA Simplification in ctcLink.

Audience:  Financial Aid Staff.

As of June 11, 2021, the Federal Student Aid (FSA) announced that there will be a phased in approach to the implementation of the FAFSA Simplification Act, which passed on December 27, 2020 as part of the Consolidated Appropriates Act, 2021.

The FAFSA Simplification Act represents a significant overhaul of the federal student aid, includes the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA ) form, need analysis, and many policy and procedures for schools that participate in the Title IV programs.

The QRG is in reference to the immediate change to the Selective Service question on the FAFSA that will be implemented for the 2021-2022 Award Year which removes the requirement that male students register with the Selective Service System to receive federal student aid.

During Financial Aid file review, when marking ISIR C-Flag Checklist Items to "Completed", there is a two-step process before the system fully acknowledges that this Checklist is Completed and the C-Flag has been resolved.

Step 1) Completing the Checklist on the Checklist Management - Person Page - Mark the Checklist as "Completed" in the Checklist Management page and Save.

Step 2) Update the DB Matches on the View Packaging Status Summary Page - Select the appropriate Database Match checkbox on the View Pack Stat Summary page and Save.

FAFSA Simplification - Overridding Selective Service Checklist Item

Completing the Checklist on the Checklist Management Page

Navigation:  NavBar > Navigator > Campus Community > Checklist > Person Checklists > *Checklist Management - Person

  1. *To access the Checklist Management - Person page, you must have the Checklist Item Code to narrow down your search results.

OR

Navigator:  NavBar > Navigator > Financial Aid > View Financial Aid Status Summary Page

  1. *The desired checklist can also be accessed from the View Financial Aid Status page.  Select the Checklist, which will then take you to the Checklist Management - Person page.
  1. The Checklist Management - Person search page displays.
  2. Enter the Empl ID.
  3. Select the Search button.
Checklist Management - Person with ID and Search button annotated
  1. The Search Results display.
  2. Select the desired Checklist Code to be set to Completed.  In this example, the ETC019 Checklist Code (Proof of Selective Service) is used.
checklist management person search results
  1. The Checklist Management - Person page displays.
  2. Select the Checklist Management 2 tab.
  3. Set the Status to "Completed".  
  4. Select the Save button.  

Note that when you manually set the Status to Completed on the Checklist Management 2 tab, the process automatically marks the Status on Checklist Management 1 tab to Completed.  Always Complete the Checklist on Checklist Management 2 tab, first.

Checklist management 2 page with status of completed and save button annotated
  1. You have successfully completed the checklist on the Checklist Management page.
Update the DB Matches on View Packaging Status Summary Page

Navigation:  NavBar > Navigator > Financial Aid > View Packaging Status Summary page

Note that if the checkbox on the View Packaging Status Summary - Database Matches page for ISIR C Flags is not updated after the Checklist is completed, ctcLink packaging functions will not package federal aid.  

  1. The Packaging Status Summary search page displays.
  2. Complete the following fields:
    • Empl ID
    • Academic Institution
    • Aid Year
  3. Select the Search button.
packaging status summary search criteria page
  1. The Packaging Status Summary page displays.
  2. Select the Database Matches link.
packaging status summary page
  1. The Database Matches pagelet displays.
  2. Select the corresponding Match Value with the appropriate Override checkbox.
  3. Select the OK button.
database matches page
  1. The Packaging Status Summary page displays.
  2. Select the Save button.
Packaging Status Summary page with OK button selected
  1. You have successfully updated the DB Matches on View Packaging Status Summary Page.
  2. End of procedure.

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