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AB-330 Student financial aid: information.(2013-2014)



SECTION 1.

 Section 69433.2 of the Education Code is amended to read:

69433.2.
 (a) As a condition for its voluntary participation in the Cal Grant Program, each Cal Grant participating institution shall, beginning in 2012, annually report to the commission, and as further specified in the institutional participation agreement, both of the following for its undergraduate programs:
(1) Enrollment, persistence, and graduation data for all students, including aggregate information on Cal Grant recipients.
(2) The job placement rate and salary and wage information for each program that is either designed or advertised to lead to a particular type of job or advertised or promoted with a claim regarding job placement.
(b) Commencing the year after the commission begins to receive reports pursuant to subdivision (a), the commission shall provide both  clearly post, in a conspicuous location, all  of the following on its Internet Web site:
(1) The information submitted by a Cal Grant participating institution pursuant to subdivision (a), which shall be made available in a searchable database.
(2) Other information and links that are useful to students and parents who are in the process of selecting a college or university. This information may include, but not be limited to, local occupational profiles available through the Employment Development Department’s Labor Market Information Data Library.
(3) Links to the Internet Web sites of all of the following:
(A) The College Affordability and Transparency Center of the United States Department of Education or any successor entity.
(B) The National Center for Higher Education Management Systems or any successor entity.
(C) Any entity deemed by the commission to provide accurate and useful information relating to institutional net cost, financial aid, or student loan debt that can be used by students and families to evaluate postsecondary educational options.

SEC. 2.

 Section 94878 of the Education Code is amended to read:

94878.
 (a) The  On or before June 30, 2010, the  bureau shall establish an Internet Web site that includes at least all of the following information:
(1) An explanation of the bureau’s transition plan for the reconstituted bureau and an explanation of the bureau’s  scope of authority.
(2) (A) A directory of approved institutions, and a link, if feasible, to the Internet Web site of each institution.
(B) For each institution, the directory shall be developed in a manner that allows the user to search by institution and shall include all of the following information:
(i) The status of the institution’s approval to operate.
(ii) The information provided by the institutions, institutions  including, but not limited to, the annual report, as required by Section 94934, including the school catalog and the School Student  Performance Fact Sheet. The School Student  Performance Fact Sheet shall be maintained on the directory for at least five years after the date of its submission to the bureau.
(iii) If a law school satisfies the requirements of this chapter regarding a School Performance Fact Sheet by complying with the requirements of Section 94910.5, the bureau shall include the information provided by the institution pursuant to Section 94910.5 on its Internet Web site and shall maintain the information in the same manner as required by clause (ii).
(iv) (iii)  The disciplinary history of the institution, which shall include, but shall not be limited to, all of the following:
(I) Pending formal accusations filed by the bureau.
(II) Suspensions, revocations, citations, fines, infractions, probations, pending litigation filed by the bureau, and final judgments resulting from litigation filed by the bureau.
(III) Pending or final civil or  criminal cases filed by the Attorney General, a city attorney, or  a district attorney in this state, or filed in any state by an attorney general or a federal regulatory or prosecutorial agency  attorney, or a federal law enforcement official,  of which the bureau has received notice.
(IV) Final administrative actions by the United States State  Department of Education, including orders requiring restitution to students.
(V) All Final  disciplinary actions ordered  by an accreditation agency, including any order to show cause,  of which the bureau has received notice pursuant to Section 94934 or other information otherwise publicly available of which the bureau has received notice. 94934. 
(b) The bureau shall maintain the Internet Web site described in subdivision (a). The bureau shall ensure that the information specified in subdivision (a) is kept current. The bureau shall update the Internet Web site at least annually, to coincide with the submission of annual reports by the institutions pursuant to Section 94934.
(c) (1) In  The bureau shall post on its   addition to maintaining the Internet Web site described in subdivision (a), the bureau shall provide the information described in paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) to the California Postsecondary Education Commission (CPEC), and the CPEC shall include that information in an  Internet Web site a list of all institutions that were denied approval to operate, after the denial is final, and describe in clear and conspicuous language the reason the institution was denied approval. The bureau shall include with this list the statement provided in paragraph (2) on its Internet Web site. directory of school performance data maintained by the CPEC. To the extent possible, the bureau shall provide this information consistent with the information collected for reporting to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System of the United States Department of Education, including institutional characteristics, completion, annual enrollment, and graduation rates. 
(d) As part of the Internet Web site described in subdivision (a), the bureau shall clearly post, in a conspicuous location, links to the Internet Web sites of the following:
(1) The College Affordability and Transparency Center of the United States Department of Education or any successor entity.
(2) The National Center for Higher Education Management Systems or any successor entity.
(2) (3)  “The following institutions were denied approval to operate by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education for failing to satisfy the standards relating to educational quality, or consumer protection, or both. These unlicensed institutions are not operating in compliance with the law, and students are strongly discouraged from attending these institutions.” Any entity deemed by the bureau to provide accurate and useful information relating to institutional net cost, financial aid, or student loan debt that can be used by students and families to evaluate postsecondary educational options. 
SEC. 3.
 Section 2 of this act shall become operative only if an act that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2015, amends or repeals Section 94950 of the Education Code to delay or eliminate the January 1, 2015, repeal date of the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (Chapter 8 (commencing with Section 94800) of Part 59 of Division 10 of Title 3 of the Education Code).