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AB-2125 Cal grant eligibility.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/10/2020 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 2125


Introduced by Assembly Member Luz Rivas

February 10, 2020


An act to amend Section 69433.9 of the Education Code, relating to student financial aid.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2125, as introduced, Luz Rivas. Cal grant eligibility.
The Ortiz-Pacheco-Poochigian-Vasconcellos Cal Grant Program establishes the Cal Grant A and B Entitlement awards, the California Community College Transfer Entitlement awards, the Competitive Cal Grant A and B awards, the Cal Grant C awards, and the Cal Grant T awards under the administration of the Student Aid Commission, and establishes eligibility requirements for awards under these programs for participating students attending qualifying institutions. The program prohibits a student who is incarcerated from being eligible to receive a Cal Grant award.
This bill would make a person committed to or detained in a juvenile facility eligible to receive a Cal Grant award.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 69433.9 of the Education Code is amended to read:

69433.9.
 To be eligible to receive a Cal Grant award under this chapter, a student shall be all of the following:
(a) A citizen of the United States, or an eligible noncitizen, as defined for purposes of financial aid programs under Title IV of the federal Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. Secs. 1070 et seq., as from time to time amended).
(b) In compliance with all applicable Selective Service registration requirements.
(c) Not incarcerated. For purposes of this subdivision, a person is not incarcerated who is committed to or detained in juvenile facilities, including, but not necessarily limited to, county juvenile halls, camps, and ranches, as well as Division of Juvenile Justice facilities.
(d) Not in default on any student loan within the meaning of Section 69507.5.
(e) (1) For purposes of Article 2 (commencing with Section 69434), Article 3 (commencing with Section 69435), and Article 4 (commencing with Section 69436), except as provided in subdivision (d) of Section 69436, at the time of high school graduation or its equivalent, be a resident of California.
(2) A student who does not meet the requirements for a high school diploma or its equivalent in the academic year immediately preceding the award year, but who meets the requirements for a high school diploma or its equivalent by December 31 of the academic year immediately following the date of application, satisfies any requirement for obtaining high school graduation or its equivalent for the purposes of this chapter as of the first day of the academic term immediately following the term in which the requirements for the high school diploma or its equivalent are met.
(3) No student shall receive an award for a term that begins prior to satisfying any requirement for obtaining high school graduation or its equivalent.