Grant Delivery System Modernization (GDSM) Project


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The California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) processes more than seven million grant applications, scholarship applications, loan payback applications, and awards up to two billion dollars in funds annually. The Commission has been working on the Modernization of its legacy systems for two years in order to more efficiently process awards and support student financial aid.

The Commission is following the State of California Department of Technology (CDT) guidelines for their Project Approval Lifecycle (PAL) process. Stakeholders have been working diligently to define and develop the critical detailed functional requirements for the new system. The objectives and goals will ensure a fully integrated, modern system that is capable of interacting real time with institutions and students in order to gain the benefits expected by our California technical constituents. For more information contact us at: GDSMProject@csac.ca.gov

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Grant Delivery System Modernization Project (GDSM) Newsletter
The purpose of this newsletter is to provide stakeholders with updated and relevant information on the Grant Delivery System Modernization Project (GDSM).


2017 Newsletters

GDSM Project Newsletter
  GDSM Summer (March-June) Newsletter 2017

Key Messages: Why Do We Need the GDSM Project? The California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) receives legislative mandates every year which requires legislation and program changes that affects our current Grant Delivery System (GDS). Because the GDS system was built on business rules and processes that were established in the 1980s and 1990s the system experiences limitationsin scalability, security, performance, flexibility, integration, and business value...Read more


GDSM Project Newsletter
  GDSM 1st Quarter (January-March) Newsletter 2017

We are proud to present the first newsletter for the Grant Delivery System Modernization (GDSM) Project. The purpose of this newsletter is to inform and educate every stakeholder on the updates of GDSM. ...Read more