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AB-1895 California DREAM Loan Program: repayment, deferment, and forbearance.(2017-2018)



As Amends the Law Today
As Amends the Law on Nov 08, 2018


SECTION 1.

 Section 70034 of the Education Code is amended to read:

70034.
 (a) The amount of a DREAM loan offered to an individual student by a participating institution shall be determined by the institution, subject to the following provisions:
(1) The loan may not exceed the financial need of the student.
(2) No student may borrow more than four thousand dollars ($4,000) under this program within a single academic year.
(3) No student may borrow more than twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) in the aggregate under the program from any one participating institution.
(4) The proportion of program funding used for instructional programs and for graduate programs shall be determined at the discretion of the participating institution. Priority shall be given to loans for instructional programs.
(b) The interest rate for loans issued under the program shall be the same as the then-current interest rate for undergraduate loans under the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1087a et seq.). Program. 
(c) Except as provided in subdivision (d), the standard repayment term for a DREAM loan shall be 10 years. Repayment shall commence following a six-month grace period that begins when a student graduates or ceases to maintain at least half-time enrollment in a degree or certificate program.
(d) On or before January 1, 2020, a participating institution shall adopt procedures allowing a borrower to select an income-based repayment plan for the repayment of a DREAM loan, in accordance with the standards set forth in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program for income-based repayment plans.
(e) Interest shall not accrue on a DREAM loan during periods of at least half-time enrollment in a degree or certificate program or during the six-month grace period specified in subdivision (c).
(f) Eligibility for deferment or forbearance of a DREAM loan shall be determined by the participating institution in accordance with the standards set forth in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program.
(g) Participating institutions shall use a common promissory note, approved by the Treasurer, to issue DREAM loans.