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Education Code - EDC

TITLE 3. POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION [66000 - 101060]

  ( Title 3 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

DIVISION 5. GENERAL PROVISIONS [66000 - 70110]

  ( Division 5 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

PART 40. DONAHOE HIGHER EDUCATION ACT [66000 - 67400]

  ( Part 40 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

CHAPTER 2. General Provisions [66010 - 66093.3]

  ( Chapter 2 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

ARTICLE 3. General Provisions [66011 - 66027.8]
  ( Heading of Article 3 added by Stats. 1991, Ch. 1198, Sec. 5. )

66011.
  

(a) It is hereby declared to be the policy of the Legislature that all resident applicants to California institutions of public higher education, who are determined to be qualified by law or by admission standards established by the respective governing boards, should be admitted to either (1) a district of the California Community Colleges, in accordance with Section 76000, (2) the California State University, or (3) the University of California.

(b) As used in this part, “governing boards” means the local boards of trustees and the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, the Trustees of the California State University, and the Regents of the University of California.

(Amended by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1372, Sec. 209.)

66012.
  

It is hereby declared to be the intent of the Legislature that the fixed master plan approach in the development of public postsecondary education be replaced by a continuous planning process which includes:

(a) A legislative study of California postsecondary education at 10-year intervals to reevaluate the planning process and provide guidelines regarding goals, societal needs and general missions of public higher education and its components.

(b) Continuous planning by a state commission including a five-year plan which is to be updated annually.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

66013.
  

Each segment of public higher education shall strive for excellence in its sphere, as assigned in this part.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

66014.
  

The provisions of this part shall supersede the provisions of any other law which conflict with the provisions of this part.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

66014.2.
  

Each campus of the California State University shall, and each campus of the University of California is requested to, post on its Internet Web site, on or before February 1, 2018, and on or before February 1 each year thereafter, information about the market cost of a one-bedroom apartment in the areas surrounding that campus where its students commonly reside. In reporting this information, the campus shall exercise due diligence, and shall consult bona fide and reliable sources of current information about local housing market costs, including, but not necessarily limited to, information received from students of that campus, local newspapers and bulletin boards, and Internet Web sites on which notices regarding local rental vacancies are posted. The information posted pursuant to this section shall be posted in the same location on the campus Internet Web site where the housing cost estimates for off-campus students are posted.

(Added by Stats. 2017, Ch. 170, Sec. 2. (AB 990) Effective January 1, 2018.)

66014.3.
  

(a) The California State University shall, and the University of California is requested to, publicly provide labor market outcome information relating to the graduates of their undergraduate programs. The California State University and the University of California may publicly provide labor market outcome information relating to the graduates of their graduate programs. This information shall include, but not necessarily be limited to, salary data, and the percentage distribution of graduates, classified by industry.

(b) The information required by this section shall be provided using data including, but not necessarily limited to, information provided by the Employment Development Department pursuant to Section 1095 of the Unemployment Insurance Code and the segments’ own databases. The information shall be presented in accordance with all of the following requirements:

(1) The data shall be presented in terms of easily understood labor market measures, such as median annual wage.

(2) The data shall be aggregated to the systemwide level and by particular areas of study.

(3) Labor market outcome data for each category shall, at a minimum, provide data relating to graduates one or two years, and five years, after their graduation. The Legislature encourages the California State University and the University of California to additionally provide labor market outcome data for periods longer than five years after graduation.

(4) In the collection and publication of data pursuant to this section, the segments shall adhere to all pertinent state and federal privacy laws.

(c) The information required by this section shall be made publicly available through publication on the Internet Web sites of the respective segments, and shall be updated no later than June 1 of each year.

(Added by Stats. 2014, Ch. 394, Sec. 2. (SB 1022) Effective January 1, 2015.)

66014.5.
  

(a) It is the intent of the Legislature to recognize the role of independent, regionally accredited postsecondary education in California postsecondary education. Statewide planning, policy coordination, and review of postsecondary education shall include attention to the contributions of the independent institutions in meeting the state’s goals of access, quality, educational equity, economic development, and student aid.

(b) The Legislature hereby finds and declares that there is a need of providing students with economic and academic freedom of choice in selecting a college or university they wish to attend. The Legislature further finds that an important means of meeting this need is through offering financial assistance to students who wish to attend public or independent colleges and universities and who have demonstrated financial need.

(Amended by Stats. 1991, Ch. 1198, Sec. 6.)

66014.8.
  

(a) For purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

(1) “Institutional accreditation documents” means the institution’s institutional accreditation visiting team reports and the institutional accreditation agency action letters following an accreditation agency’s action relating to an initial accreditation, reaffirmation, comprehensive review, special visit, or any sanction or adverse action taken against an affiliated institution.

(2) “Segment of postsecondary education” means the California Community Colleges, the California State University, the University of California, the independent institutions of higher education, as defined in Section 66010, or the private postsecondary educational institutions, as defined in Section 94858.

(b) All campuses or other units of any segment of postsecondary education that receive public funding through state or federal financial aid programs, are institutionally accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education, and offer education and training programs to California students shall make final institutional accreditation documents available to the public, once those documents have been made final through an action of the accrediting agency, via display in a prominent location on the institution’s Internet Web site, with a link to these documents on the institutional Internet Web site homepage.

(c) A campus or other unit of any segment of postsecondary education whose documents are not currently available to the public shall make all institutional accreditation documents finalized by the accrediting agency based on reviews that take place after July 1, 2015, available to the public pursuant to subdivision (b).

(Added by Stats. 2014, Ch. 388, Sec. 1. (AB 2247) Effective January 1, 2015.)

66015.
  

It is the intent of the Governor and the Legislature, in cooperation with the Trustees of the California State University, to do both of the following:

(a) Place a major priority on resolving the serious problem of impacted and overcrowded classes, not only with respect to the California State University, but throughout public postsecondary education.

(b) Ensure that needy students receive financial aid sufficient to cover the cost of fee increases for each academic year.

(Amended by Stats. 2001, Ch. 745, Sec. 31. Effective October 12, 2001.)

66015.1.
  

The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:

(a) The 1986 Report on Lower Division Education at the University of California stated that “lower division (education) is something of a neglected child...” and suggested steps for improving the quality of teaching and academic support services.

(b) In 1991, the “Universitywide Task Force on Faculty Rewards Report” resulted in the adoption of policies to provide a greater emphasis on teaching. Policy revisions included broadening the range of evidence used in evaluation of teaching, peer review of teaching, and promotion policies that recognize great distinction in teaching as well as scholarship.

(c) In 1992, the University of California issued a number of “Presidential Initiatives to Protect and Improve Undergraduate Education.”

(d) The Legislature, in the Supplemental Report of the 1992 Budget Act, declared its intent that University of California faculty alter the distribution of their workload by:

(1) Increasing the number of courses and sections offered that are required for normal progress toward a baccalaureate degree.

(2) Increasing the number of freshman and sophomore seminars.

(3) Increasing opportunities for undergraduate research.

(4) Reducing the size of classes when desirable.

These measures were expected to result in an increase in the average teaching load of one additional course every one to three years.

(e) The report entitled “Initiatives to Improve Undergraduate Education,” prepared by the University of California in response to the 1992 Budget Act, is a commendable effort.

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 776, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 1994.)

66015.5.
  

(a) It is the intent of the Legislature that quality classroom instruction be continually improved and that courses required for normal progress to a baccalaureate degree be provided in sufficient numbers.

(b) It is the further intent of the Legislature that where necessary the average teaching responsibilities of tenured and tenure track faculty be sufficiently increased to meet the goals described in this section.

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 776, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1994.)

66015.7.
  

(a) In order to maintain and strengthen the high quality of international education in California, the Legislature encourages all public and private institutions of higher education to further develop, as their resources permit, programs that support learning about other cultures, global issues, and the exchange of Californians and international students and scholars.

(b) For California students and scholars, institutions are encouraged, as resources permit, to accomplish all of the following:

(1) Develop courses of study in as many fields as possible to increase students’ understanding of global issues and cultural differences.

(2) Offer courses in languages other than English to train students to communicate effectively in other cultures and to enhance their understanding of other nations’ values.

(3) Provide opportunities for students in all majors to participate in study abroad programs to enrich their academic training, perspectives, and personal development.

(4) Provide opportunities for domestic and international students to interact effectively and routinely share their views, perceptions, and experiences in educational settings.

(5) Develop innovative public educational forums and venues to explore global issues and showcase world cultures.

(c) For international students and scholars, institutions are encouraged, as resources permit, to accomplish all of the following:

(1) Encourage the presence of qualified students from other countries with sufficient geographic diversity to inspire an appreciation for differences among cultures and a deeper understanding of the values and perspectives of other people.

(2) Facilitate faculty exchange and collaborative partnership programs with institutions in other countries.

(3) Initiate collaborative research undertakings to address issues of global significance.

(4) Recruit and retain the world’s best and brightest faculty to educate California’s students as globally competent citizens.

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 458, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2003.)

66015.10.
  

(a) The University of California is requested to annually notify the governing board of each high school of both of the following:

(1) The number of graduates who enrolled in the university in the previous year and the number of graduates who were required to take the entry level writing requirement.

(2) The comparable numbers of all California high school graduates who enrolled in the university.

(b) The University of California is requested to provide an annual summary of the information specified in subdivision (a) to the Department of Finance and the Joint Legislative Budget Committee.

(Added by Stats. 2009, Ch. 386, Sec. 3. (AB 1182) Effective January 1, 2010.)

66015.12.
  

(a) It is the intent of the Legislature that the California State University assess and report the entry-level proficiency of all first-time freshmen. On or before December 15 of each year, the California State University shall submit a preliminary report by each campus in the system that includes all of the following information:

(1) The total number of regularly admitted and specially admitted first-time freshmen.

(2) The proportion of regularly admitted and specially admitted first-time freshmen that are exempt from entry-level proficiency exams.

(3) The proportion of regularly admitted and specially admitted first-time freshmen that become exempt through each of the approved alternatives.

(4) The entry-level proficiency exam pass rates of regularly admitted and specially admitted first-time freshmen.

(b) The California State University shall submit a final report to the Legislature on or before February 1 of each year.

(Added by Stats. 2009, Ch. 386, Sec. 4. (AB 1182) Effective January 1, 2010.)

66016.
  

It is the intent of the Legislature that opportunities for participation in intercollegiate athletic programs in the community colleges, in the campuses of the California State University, and in the campuses of the University of California be provided on as equal a basis as is practicable to male and female students.

The costs of providing these equal opportunities may vary according to the type of sports contained within the respective men’s and women’s athletic programs. Therefore it is also the intent of the Legislature that additional sources of revenue should be determined to provide additional funds for these equal opportunity programs.

(Amended by Stats. 1983, Ch. 143, Sec. 46.)

66016.3.
  

(a) (1) Any student, including a person without lawful immigration status, or a person who is exempt from paying nonresident tuition pursuant to Section 68130.5, may serve in any capacity in student government at the California State University or the California Community Colleges and receive any grant, scholarship, fee waiver, or reimbursement for expenses incurred connected with that service to the full extent consistent with federal law.

(2) Notwithstanding Section 1020 of the Government Code, any student attending a campus of the California Community Colleges, the California State University, the University of California, or an independent institution of higher education, as defined in Section 66010, who qualifies for exemption from paying nonresident tuition pursuant to Section 68130.5 may serve on any board or commission established pursuant to this title that includes members who are students.

(b) The University of California is requested to comply with this section.

(c) The Legislature finds and declares this section is a state law within the meaning of subsection (d) of Section 1621 of Title 8 of the United States Code.

(Amended by Stats. 2018, Ch. 182, Sec. 2. (AB 1887) Effective August 24, 2018.)

66016.4.
  

If a state court finds that Section 66016.3, or any similar provision adopted by the Regents of the University of California, is unlawful, the court may order, as equitable relief, that the administering entity that is the subject of the lawsuit terminate any waiver awarded under that statute or provision, but no money damages, tuition refund or waiver, or other retroactive relief may be awarded. In any action in which the court finds that Section 66016.3, or any similar provision adopted by the Regents of the University of California, is unlawful, the California Community Colleges, the California State University, and the University of California are immune from the imposition of any award of money damages, tuition refund or waiver, or other retroactive relief.

(Added by Stats. 2011, Ch. 619, Sec. 2. (AB 844) Effective January 1, 2012.)

66017.
  

The respective governing boards of the California Community Colleges, the California State University, or the University of California shall adopt appropriate procedures and designate appropriate persons to take disciplinary action against any student, member of the faculty, member of the support staff, or member of the administration of the community college, state college, or state university who, after a prompt hearing by a campus body, has been found to have willfully disrupted the orderly operation of the campus. Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit, where an immediate suspension is required in order to protect lives or property and to ensure the maintenance of order, interim suspension pending a hearing; provided that a reasonable opportunity be afforded the suspended person for a hearing within 10 days. The disciplinary action may include, but need not be limited to, suspension, dismissal, or expulsion. Sections 89538 to 89540, inclusive, shall be applicable to any state university or college employee dismissed pursuant to this section.

(Amended by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1372, Sec. 210.)

66017.7.
  

(a) A public postsecondary educational institution or independent institution of higher education, or employee or student thereof, that confines dogs or cats for the purposes set forth in Section 1650 of the Health and Safety Code, if the institution assesses the health of an animal and determines, after the completion of any testing or research, that the animal is suitable for adoption, the animal’s destruction is not required, and the animal is no longer needed, and if the institution’s existing procedures for adopting the animal do not result in an adoption, shall offer the dogs or cats to an animal adoption organization or animal rescue organization for adoption prior to euthanizing those animals. A public postsecondary educational institution or independent institution of higher education that is required to offer dogs or cats to an animal adoption organization or animal rescue organization under this section may enter into an agreement with an animal adoption organization or animal rescue organization for the implementation of this section.

(b) For purposes of this section, the following definitions shall apply:

(1) “Animal adoption organization” or “animal rescue organization” means a not-for-profit entity that is exempt from taxation pursuant to Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code established for purposes of rescuing animals in need and finding permanent, adoptive homes for those animals and that maintain records pursuant to Section 32003 of the Food and Agriculture Code.

(2) “Independent institution of higher education” means a nonpublic educational institution as defined in subdivision (b) of Section 66010.

(3) “Public postsecondary educational institution” means any campus of the University of California, the California State University, or the California Community Colleges.

(c) This section does not apply to animals within the meaning of Section 17006 of the Food and Agricultural Code.

(Added by Stats. 2015, Ch. 551, Sec. 1. (AB 147) Effective January 1, 2016.)

66018.
  

Each institution of public higher education shall require that all applications for any type of financial aid for students shall disclose all taxable income and all nontaxable income.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

66018.55.
  

(a) As used in this section, “college and university” includes all institutions of public higher education and all independent institutions of higher education.

(b) The Office of Privacy Protection in the Department of Consumer Affairs shall establish a task force to conduct a review of the use by all colleges and universities of social security numbers in order to recommend practices to minimize the collection, use, storage, and retention of social security numbers in relation to academic and operational needs and applicable legal requirements.

(c) The task force shall be known as the “College and University Social Security Number Task Force.” The Office of Privacy Protection shall determine the composition of the task force, which shall include, but not be limited to, all of the following:

(1) Two representatives from each of the three institutions of public higher education.

(2) Two representatives of the California Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.

(3) Two representatives each from two organizations devoted to the protection of personal privacy.

(4) One representative from a national organization devoted to the management of information technology in higher education.

(5) One representative from the business community with expertise in technological solutions to privacy concerns.

(6) One representative each from the Assembly Committee on Judiciary and the Senate Committee on Judiciary.

(d) The task force shall seek input, as deemed necessary and appropriate, from all of the following:

(1) Representatives of organizations with expertise in technical policy and practices of Internet disclosure, privacy policy relevant to Internet disclosure, and fostering public integrity and accountability.

(2) The constituencies of the college and university communities, including students, staff, and faculty.

(e) The task force shall review and make recommendations to minimize the collection, use, storage, and retention of social security numbers by California colleges and universities and shall include, but not be limited to, all of the following:

(1) A survey of best practices at colleges and universities and the costs of implementing those best practices.

(2) The necessary use and protection of social security numbers for all of the following:

(A) Research purposes.

(B) Academic purposes, including, but not limited to, academic research, admission, financial aid, and other related operational uses.

(C) Operational uses by academic medical centers, including, but not limited to, patient identification, tracking, and care.

(D) Business purposes, including, but not limited to, the provision of employee benefits, tax purposes, loan programs, and other requirements imposed by current state and federal statutes and regulations.

(E) Another operational need of the college or university.

(3) Current personal privacy protections provided to students, applicants, staff, and faculty of colleges and universities.

(4) Existing state and federal legal requirements, including regulatory requirements, mandating the use of social security numbers at colleges and universities.

(5) The possible use of personal identifiers or other substitutes for social security numbers that protect personal information and meet the operational needs of colleges and universities.

(6) The cost of funding any recommendations presented by the task force, including those that are of minimal cost and can be implemented immediately and those that require additional funding or time to implement.

(f) The task force shall commence meetings no later than May 1, 2008.

(g) (1) On or before July 1, 2010, the task force shall submit a final report of its findings and recommendations to the Office of Privacy Protection, and to the Assembly Committee on Judiciary and the Senate Committee on Judiciary.

(2) The final report shall also include a list of the existing uses of social security numbers common among colleges and universities for routine operations and compliance with state and federal laws.

(3) The findings and recommendations of the task force shall be informational only and shall not be binding on any college or university.

(Amended by Stats. 2008, Ch. 179, Sec. 70. Effective January 1, 2009.)

66019.
  

(a) Each state university and college, when determining eligibility for any state university or college educational opportunity program, and each governing board of a community college district, when determining eligibility for any community college educational opportunity program, shall consider nontaxable income.

(b) The Regents of the University of California are requested to provide that nontaxable income be considered in all determinations of eligibility for any educational opportunity programs at the University of California.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

66019.3.
  

(a) It is the intent of the Legislature to encourage the California Community Colleges, the California State University, and the University of California to disseminate information to foster care agencies regarding admissions requirements and financial aid.

(b) The Legislature requests the Regents of the University of California and the Trustees of the California State University to explore methods of using the admissions-by-exemption category to assist the transition of students who are homeless youth or foster youth into four-year public institutions of higher education.

(Amended by Stats. 2015, Ch. 571, Sec. 1. (AB 1228) Effective January 1, 2016.)

66020.
  

(a) The Trustees of the California State University and the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges shall, and the Regents of the University of California are requested to, work with their respective colleges and universities to confer an honorary degree upon each person, living or deceased, who was forced to leave his or her studies at the public postsecondary educational institution in which that person was enrolled as a result of the issuance of federal Executive Order 9066 on February 19, 1942, which caused the evacuation, relocation, and incarceration of individuals of Japanese ancestry during World War II.

(b) In cases where an honorary degree is conferred upon a person who is deceased, the person’s surviving next of kin, or another representative chosen by the person’s surviving next of kin, may accept the honorary degree on the deceased person’s behalf.

(c) Independent colleges and universities, as defined in subdivision (b) of Section 66010, are urged to comply with the terms of this section.

(d) This section shall be implemented in a cost-effective manner by incorporating, to the extent practicable, any ceremony for the purpose of conferring honorary degrees with a previously scheduled commencement or graduation activity.

(Added by Stats. 2009, Ch. 213, Sec. 2. (AB 37) Effective January 1, 2010.)

66020.5.
  

(a) The Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, the Trustees of the California State University, and the Student Aid Commission, including any auxiliary organization established pursuant to Section 69522, shall, and the Regents of the University of California are requested to, do all of the following:

(1) (A) Provide for live video and audio transmission of all meetings, which are open to the public pursuant to the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act (Article 9 (commencing with Section 11120) of Chapter 1 of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code), through a technology that is accessible to as large a segment of the public as possible, including, but not necessarily limited to, the use of either of the following technologies:

(i) Cable, satellite, or any other type of transmission that can be accessed through a television.

(ii) Web cast, in which case notice of meetings that are open to the public and links to the Web cast shall be easily accessible via each entity’s Internet Web site.

(B) If the meeting described in subparagraph (A) is conducted from more than one location at the same time, through a teleconference or a similar technology, the live video transmission shall be provided from at least one of the locations and the live audio transmission shall be provided from all locations.

(2) Provide public notice before the meeting regarding which location or locations the live video transmission will be provided from pursuant to paragraph (1).

(3) Archive and post the video and audio transmissions recorded pursuant to paragraph (1) on the entity’s Internet Web site for at least 12 months and within 48 hours following the initial transmission.

(b) It is not a violation of this section if technical failures prevent an entity from providing a live video or audio transmission, or archiving or posting the video and audio transmission, so long as the entity exercised reasonable diligence in making a live video or audio transmission available and archiving and posting the video and audio transmission.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 580, Sec. 1. (AB 1723) Effective January 1, 2013.)

66021.
  

It is the intent of the Legislature that the Budget Act for each fiscal year provide sufficient funding for financial aid for students with demonstrated financial need at the University of California, the California State University, and the California Community Colleges to offset increases in student charges at those institutions. The Legislature intends that funds for increased student financial aid be provided from sources other than student fees.

(Amended by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1372, Sec. 211.)

66021.1.
  

(a) For purposes of this section, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

(1) “Institutional financial aid” means all institutional grant aid, including institutional student need-based and merit-based aid.

(2) “Students” means California residents who are undergraduate students at the University of California or the California State University.

(b) The California State University shall, and the University of California is requested to, report annually to the Legislature on their respective institutional financial aid programs. The California State University shall, and the University of California is requested, to provide reports on or before March 31 of each year.

(c) The reports shall include all of the following:

(1) A description of the goals, terms, and policies of each of the university’s institutional aid programs, including eligibility criteria, allocation of financial aid awards, fee waivers, and other relevant information.

(2) A description and explanation of any changes the university has made to any of these policies since the prior year, and any changes the university intends to make for the next academic year.

(3) The total amount the university expended on institutional aid for students, for the two prior academic years, the current year, and a projection for the next year, and the average and 90th percentile undergraduate institutional aid award amount provided per recipient for the prior two academic years and the current academic year.

(4) By parental income level or expected family contribution deciles, both of the following information for the prior academic year:

(A) Net price, which shall be the balance of the total cost of attendance minus all grant aid.

(B) The percentage of students receiving institutional aid and the average dollar amount of that institutional aid.

(5) For the prior academic year, the current academic year, and the budget year, an analysis identifying the estimated number of undergraduates with financial need; their aggregate cost of attendance and aggregate expected federal parent contribution; the aggregate amount of financial aid, including federal gift aid, state gift aid, institutional need-based aid, institutional merit-based aid, other institutional gift aid, and private gift aid, received by these students; the aggregate remaining amount to be met by work, borrowing, or other means; and an explanation of the estimated change in aggregate student need in the budget year resulting from changes in the cost of attendance, and other factors, including any fee increases proposed by the university in its fall budget proposal. The explanation shall include an estimate of the extent to which cost increases will be offset by federal, state, and institutional financial aid programs. The explanation shall also include an explanation of how year-to-year non-tuition cost increases were calculated.

(6) The typical financial aid package for a typical dependent undergraduate student with a parent income of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000), forty thousand dollars ($40,000), sixty thousand dollars ($60,000), eighty thousand dollars ($80,000), and one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000).

(7) An aggregate summary of financial aid awarded to students, including scholarships, grants, waivers, loans, and work-study awards from federal, state, institutional, and private sources for the prior academic year.

(8) Indicators of the effectiveness of the university’s aid programs in achieving the university’s stated goals related to financial aid.

(9) Information on students who submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or Dream Act Application, but do not receive a Cal Grant or institutional financial aid for the prior academic year. This information shall be disaggregated by race, ethnicity, expected family contribution deciles, and dependency status.

(10) The California State University shall include information on the number of students who are eligible for a grant pursuant to the State University Grant Program but do not receive it or receive a partial award for the prior academic year. This information shall be disaggregated by race, ethnicity, and campus of attendance.

(11) The University of California is requested to include information on the average undergraduate student financial self-help level. This information shall be disaggregated by race, ethnicity, and campus of attendance.

(d) To the extent the university provides the information requested in subdivision (c) in reports to its governing board or in other university publications, those reports or publications may be submitted to the Legislature to satisfy this request.

(Amended by Stats. 2018, Ch. 33, Sec. 6. (AB 1809) Effective June 27, 2018.)

66021.2.
  

Consistent with the state’s historic commitment to provide educational opportunity by ensuring both student access to and selection of an institution of higher education for students with financial need, the long-term policy of the Ortiz-Pacheco-Poochigian-Vasconcellos Cal Grant Program established pursuant to Chapter 1.7 (commencing with Section 69430) of Part 42 shall be as follows:

(a) Commencing with the 2001–02 academic year and every year thereafter, an applicant for a Cal Grant A or B award shall receive an award that is not in excess of the financial need amount determined by the Student Aid Commission pursuant to Section 69432.9 if the applicant complies with all of the following requirements:

(1) Demonstrates financial need under the criteria adopted pursuant to Section 69432.9.

(2) Attains a grade point average, as defined in Section 69432.7, meeting the requirements of Chapter 1.7 (commencing with Section 69430) of Part 42.

(3) Complies with each of the eligibility criteria applicable to the type of Cal Grant award for which the applicant is applying.

(b) (1) (A) The maximum Cal Grant A award for a student attending the University of California or the California State University shall equal the mandatory systemwide fees in the segment attended by the student, plus the access award specified in Article 9 (commencing with Section 69465) of Chapter 1.7 of Part 42 if the student meets qualifying criteria pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 69465.

(B) The maximum Cal Grant B award for a student who is attending the University of California, the California State University, or the California Community Colleges when not enrolled in upper division coursework as described in paragraph (2), shall equal the mandatory systemwide fees in the segment attended by the student, except for community college students who receive waivers from the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, plus the access award calculated as specified in Article 3 (commencing with Section 69435) or, if the student meets the qualifying criteria pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 69465, Article 9 (commencing with Section 69465), of Chapter 1.7 of Part 42, except that in the first year of enrollment in a qualifying institution, the maximum award shall be only for the amount of the access award.

(2) (A) The maximum Cal Grant A award for a community college student enrolled in upper division coursework of a baccalaureate degree program, described in Article 3 (commencing with Section 78040) of Chapter 1 of Part 48 of Division 7, shall equal the per unit fees charged for the upper division coursework for the academic term, plus the access award specified in Article 9 (commencing with Section 69465) of Chapter 1.7 of Part 42 if the student meets the qualifying criteria pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 69465.

(B) The maximum Cal Grant B award for a community college student enrolled in upper division coursework of a baccalaureate degree program, described in Article 3 (commencing with Section 78040) of Chapter 1 of Part 48 of Division 7, shall equal the per unit fees charged for the upper division coursework for the academic term, plus the access award calculated as specified in Article 3 (commencing with Section 69435) or, if the student meets the qualifying criteria pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 69465, Article 9 (commencing with Section 69465) of Chapter 1.7 of Part 42.

(c) The maximum Cal Grant awards for students attending nonpublic institutions shall be as follows:

(1) The maximum Cal Grant A award shall equal the tuition award level established in the Budget Act of 2000, or the amount as adjusted in subsequent annual budget acts.

(2) The maximum Cal Grant B award shall equal the amount of the tuition award as established in the Budget Act of 2000, or the amount as adjusted in subsequent annual budget acts, plus the amount of the access costs specified in Section 69435, except that, in the first year of enrollment in a qualifying institution, the maximum award shall be only for the amount of the access award.

(d) Commencing with the 2000–01 academic year, and each academic year thereafter, the Cal Grant C award shall be utilized only for occupational or technical training.

(e) Commencing with the 2000–01 academic year, and each academic year thereafter, the Cal Grant T award shall be used only for one academic year of full-time attendance in a program of professional preparation that has been approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

(f) An institution of higher education in this state that participates in the Ortiz-Pacheco-Poochigian-Vasconcellos Cal Grant Program shall not reduce its level of per capita need-based institutional financial aid to undergraduate students, excluding loans, below the total level awarded in the 2000–01 academic year.

(g) The implementation of the policy set forth in this section shall maintain a balance between the state’s policy goals of ensuring student access to and selection of an institution of higher education for students with financial need and academic merit.

(h) It is the policy of the State of California that the Ortiz-Pacheco-Poochigian-Vasconcellos Cal Grant Program supplement the federal Pell Grant program.

(i) An award under the Ortiz-Pacheco-Poochigian-Vasconcellos Cal Grant Program shall not guarantee admission to an institution of higher education or admission to a specific campus or program.

(Amended by Stats. 2019, Ch. 53, Sec. 1. (SB 77) Effective July 1, 2019.)

66021.3.
  

(a) Notwithstanding Section 67400, by January 1, 2020, and permanently thereafter, each campus of the University of California, the California State University, and the California Community Colleges, and each independent institution of higher education as defined in Section 66010, shall provide students with the Financial Aid Shopping Sheet as developed by the United States Department of Education to inform students or individuals who have been offered admission about financial aid award packages. An institution subject to this section shall provide the completed Financial Aid Shopping Sheet when it provides in print or electronically a financial aid award package to an individual who is offered admission to his or her institution.

(b) In implementing this section, the institutions of higher education identified in this section may seek guidance as needed from the United States Department of Education.

(Added by Stats. 2018, Ch. 671, Sec. 1. (AB 1858) Effective January 1, 2019.)

66021.4.
  

It is the intent of the Legislature to support student financial aid programs for eligible students enrolled in teacher credential and graduate degree programs, including an emphasis on increasing the number of graduate students from currently and historically underrepresented groups who are preparing to become future elementary and secondary teachers or postsecondary faculty members.

(Added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1699, Sec. 2.)

66021.5.
  

Notwithstanding any other law, payments made, pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 11402.7 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, to a student or applicant for enrollment shall not be considered when the California State University or a campus of the California Community Colleges determines eligibility for a waiver of fees, or any other financial aid, for a minor who is living in a dormitory or other designated housing of the institution he or she attends, as described in Section 11402.7 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.

(Added by Stats. 2017, Ch. 710, Sec. 1. (AB 766) Effective January 1, 2018.)

66021.6.
  

(a) Notwithstanding any other law, and except as provided for in subdivision (b), the Trustees of the California State University and the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges shall, and the Regents of the University of California are requested to, establish procedures and forms that enable persons who are exempt from paying nonresident tuition under Section 68130.5, or who meet equivalent requirements adopted by the regents, to apply for, and participate in, all student aid programs administered by these segments to the full extent permitted by federal law. The Legislature finds and declares that this section is a state law within the meaning of Section 1621(d) of Title 8 of the United States Code.

(b) The number of financial aid awards received by California resident students from financial aid programs administered by the segments shall not be diminished as a result of the application of subdivision (a). The University of California is requested to comply with this subdivision.

(c) This section shall become operative on January 1, 2013.

(Added by Stats. 2011, Ch. 604, Sec. 1. (AB 131) Effective January 1, 2012. Section operative January 1, 2013, by its own provisions.)

66021.7.
  

Notwithstanding any other law, on and after January 1, 2012, a student attending the California State University, the California Community Colleges, or the University of California who is exempt from paying nonresident tuition under Section 68130.5 shall be eligible to receive a scholarship that is derived from nonstate funds received, for the purpose of scholarships, by the segment at which he or she is a student. The Legislature finds and declares that this section is a state law within the meaning of subsection (d) of Section 1621 of Title 8 of the United States Code.

(Added by Stats. 2011, Ch. 93, Sec. 3. (AB 130) Effective January 1, 2012.)

66021.9.
  

(a) The University of California may provide a scholarship as established by the university or a campus of the university, derived from nonstate funds received for that purpose, to any of its enrolled students who meet the eligibility requirements for that scholarship.

(b) The Legislature finds and declares that this section is a state law within the meaning of subdivision (d) of Section 1621 of Title 8 of the United States Code.

(c) This section shall remain in effect only until June 30, 2021, and as of that date is repealed.

(Added by Stats. 2019, Ch. 53, Sec. 2. (SB 77) Effective July 1, 2019. Repealed as of June 30, 2021, by its own provisions.)

66022.
  

(a) The governing board of every community college district, the Trustees of the California State University, the Regents of the University of California, and the Board of Directors of the Hastings College of the Law shall adopt regulations providing for the withholding of institutional services from students or former students who have been notified in writing at the student’s or former student’s last known address that he or she is in default on a loan or loans under the Federal Family Education Loan Program.

“Default,” for purposes of this section, means the failure of a borrower to make an installment payment when due, or to meet other terms of the promissory note under circumstances where the guarantee agency finds it reasonable to conclude that the borrower no longer intends to honor the obligation to repay, provided that this failure persists for 180 days for a loan repayable in monthly installments, or 240 days for a loan repayable in less frequent installments.

(b) The regulations adopted pursuant to subdivision (a) shall provide that the services withheld may be provided during a period when the facts are in dispute or when the student or former student demonstrates to either the governing board of the community college district, the Trustees of the California State University, the Regents of the University of California, or the Board of Directors of the Hastings College of the Law, as appropriate, or to the Student Aid Commission, or both the Student Aid Commission and the appropriate entity or its designee, that reasonable progress has been made to repay the loan or that there exists a reasonable justification for the delay as determined by the institution. The regulations shall specify the services to be withheld from the student and may include, but are not limited to, the following:

(1) The provision of grades.

(2) The provision of transcripts.

(3) The provision of diplomas.
The adopted regulations shall not include the withholding of registration privileges.

(c) When it has been determined that an individual is in default on a loan or loans specified in subdivision (a), the Student Aid Commission shall give notice of the default to all institutions through which that individual acquired the loan or loans.

(d) This section shall not impose any requirement upon the University of California or the Hastings College of the Law unless the Regents of the University of California or the Board of Directors of the Hastings College of the Law, respectively, by resolution, make this section applicable.

(e) Guarantors, or those who act as their agents or act under their control, who provide information to postsecondary educational institutions pursuant to this section, shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the governing board of every community college district, the Trustees of the California State University, the Regents of the University of California, and the Board of Directors of the Hastings College of the Law from action resulting from compliance with this section when the action arises as a result of incorrect, misleading, or untimely information provided to the postsecondary educational institution by the guarantors, their agents, or those acting under the control of the guarantors.

(Amended by Stats. 1995, Ch. 758, Sec. 30. Effective January 1, 1996.)

66023.
  

Each segment of public higher education shall establish, and update as necessary, a written policy concerning students who are called to active military service. The policy shall do all of the following:

(a) Ensure that those students do not lose academic credits or degree status.

(b) Provide for a refund of fees paid by the student for the term in which he or she was called to active military service.

(Amended by Stats. 1995, Ch. 758, Sec. 30.5. Effective January 1, 1996.)

66024.
  

The Legislature hereby affirms its commitment to the continuing quality and development of graduate and professional programs of the University of California, the California State University, and the independent institutions of higher education in this state.

It is the intent of the Legislature that each governing board of an institution of higher education periodically review the quality of the graduate and professional programs operated by the institution, and the need to add, discontinue, or enhance graduate and professional programs, including programs leading to the joint doctorate degree.

It is further the intent of the Legislature that the development of joint doctoral programs operated by the California State University and the University of California or one or more accredited independent institutions of higher education be established and expedited.

All graduate and professional programs, including joint doctoral programs, are expected to undergo careful evaluation and be approved only when it has been demonstrated that these programs meet the needs of students and the state.

(Added by Stats. 1991, Ch. 1198, Sec. 8.)

66025.
  

(a) Systemwide fees charged to resident undergraduate students at the University of California and the California State University shall be reduced for the 1998–99 fiscal year by 5 percent below the level charged during the 1997–98 fiscal year, and the systemwide fees charged to those students for the 1999–2000 fiscal year shall be reduced by 5 percent below the level charged during the 1998–99 fiscal year. Systemwide education and registration fees charged to resident graduate students at the University of California and the California State University for the 1999–2000 fiscal year shall be reduced by 5 percent below the level charged those resident students for the 1997–98 fiscal year. This subdivision does not apply to resident students pursuing a course of study leading to a professional degree who are subject to a supplemental fee pursuant to the policy of the University of California.

(b) No provision of this section shall apply to the University of California except to the extent that the Regents of the University of California, by appropriate resolution, make that provision applicable.

(Amended by Stats. 1999, Ch. 72, Sec. 1. Effective July 6, 1999.)

66025.3.
  

(a) Notwithstanding Section 76300, a campus of the University of California, the California State University, or the California Community Colleges shall not charge any mandatory systemwide tuition or fees, including enrollment fees, registration fees, differential fees, or incidental fees, to any of the following:

(1) Any dependent eligible to receive assistance under Article 2 (commencing with Section 890) of Chapter 4 of Division 4 of the Military and Veterans Code.

(2) (A) Any child of any veteran of the United States military who has a service-connected disability, has been killed in service, or has died of a service-connected disability, where the annual income of the child, including the value of any support received from a parent, does not exceed the national poverty level as defined in subdivision (d).

(B) Notwithstanding Section 893 of the Military and Veterans Code, the Department of Veterans Affairs may determine the eligibility for fee waivers for a child described in subparagraph (A).

(3) Any dependent, or surviving spouse who has not remarried, of any member of the California National Guard who, in the line of duty, and while in the active service of the state, was killed, died of a disability resulting from an event that occurred while in the active service of the state, or is permanently disabled as a result of an event that occurred while in the active service of the state. For the purposes of this paragraph, “active service of the state” refers to a member of the California National Guard activated pursuant to Section 146 of the Military and Veterans Code.

(4) (A) Any undergraduate student who is a recipient of a Medal of Honor, commonly known as a Congressional Medal of Honor, or any undergraduate student who is a child of a recipient of a Medal of Honor and who is no more than 27 years old, if both of the following requirements are met:

(i) His or her annual income, including the value of any support received from a parent, does not exceed the national poverty level as defined in subdivision (d).

(ii) The recipient of the Medal of Honor who is or was the parent of the undergraduate student is, or at the time of his or her death was, a California resident as determined pursuant to Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 68000) of Part 41.

(B) The Department of Veterans Affairs shall determine the eligibility of any applicant for a fee waiver under this paragraph.

(b) (1) Notwithstanding Section 76300, a campus of the University of California or the California State University shall not charge any mandatory systemwide tuition or fees, including enrollment fees, registration fees, differential fees, or incidental fees, to a current or former foster youth, if he or she meets all of the following conditions:

(A) Is 25 years of age or younger.

(B) Has been in foster care for at least 12 consecutive months after reaching 10 years of age.

(C) Meets any of the following:

(i) Is under a current foster care placement order by the juvenile court.

(ii) Was under a foster care placement order by the juvenile court upon reaching 18 years of age.

(iii) Was adopted, or entered guardianship, from foster care.

(D) Completes and submits the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

(E) Maintains a minimum grade point average and meets other conditions necessary for the student to be in good standing at the public postsecondary educational institution in which he or she attends, as determined by the appropriate public postsecondary segment.

(F) Meets the financial need requirements established for Cal Grant A awards under Chapter 1.7 (commencing with Section 69430) of Part 42.

(2) A student shall not have his or her mandatory systemwide tuition or fees waived pursuant to this subdivision in excess of the equivalent of attendance in a four-year undergraduate program.

(3) The amount of a student’s tuition or fee waiver pursuant to this subdivision shall be reduced by any state or federal financial aid, including scholarships or grants, received by the student for the academic year or semester, or the equivalent, in which the student receives the tuition or fee waiver pursuant to this subdivision.

(c) A person who is eligible for a waiver of tuition or fees under this section may receive a waiver for each academic year during which he or she applies for that waiver, but an eligible person may not receive a waiver of tuition or fees for a prior academic year.

(d) As used in this section, the “national poverty level” is the poverty threshold for one person, as most recently calculated by the Bureau of the Census of the United States Department of Commerce.

(e) The waiver of tuition or fees under this section shall apply only to a person who is determined to be a resident of California pursuant to Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 68000) of Part 41.

(f) Subdivision (a) shall not apply to a dependent of a veteran within the meaning of paragraph (4) of subdivision (a) of Section 890 of the Military and Veterans Code.

(g) The provisions of this section shall not apply to the University of California except to the extent that the Regents of the University of California, by appropriate resolution, make a provision applicable.

(Amended by Stats. 2018, Ch. 688, Sec. 1. (SB 967) Effective January 1, 2019.)

66025.7.
  

(a) By March 31, 2019, the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges shall establish an initiative to expand the use of course credit at the California Community Colleges for students with prior learning. The initiative shall identify best practices for the use of course credit for students with prior learning, locate and collect available resources, and provide professional development in connection with the identified best practices. The initiative shall identify the best practices for purposes of establishing potential pilot programs and shall provide recommendations for internal systemwide policy changes to expand the use of course credit at the California Community Colleges for students with prior learning.

(b) (1) By January 1, 2020, the chancellor shall submit a report to the Legislature, pursuant to Section 9795 of the Government Code, on the initiative described in subdivision (a), including, but not limited to, activities established by the initiative. The report shall include recommendations for legislative policy changes necessary to implement the best practices identified by the initiative.

(2) The requirement for submitting a report imposed under paragraph (1) is inoperative on January 1, 2024, pursuant to Section 10231.5 of the Government Code.

(Amended by Stats. 2018, Ch. 530, Sec. 1. (AB 1786) Effective January 1, 2019.)

66025.71.
  

(a) The Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, in collaboration with the Academic Senate for the California Community Colleges, shall do both of the following:

(1) By September 1, 2019, develop a consistent policy to award military personnel and veterans who have an official Joint Services Transcript containing courses that have been evaluated by the American Council on Education with full descriptions and credit recommendations, course credit for California Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum, California State University General Education Breadth, or local community college general education requirements, as appropriate for the student’s needs, in a course with subject matter similar to that of his or her military education, training, and service.

(2) Periodically review and adjust the policy developed pursuant to this subdivision to align it with policies of other public postsecondary educational institutions.

(b) By December 31, 2020, each community college district shall have a policy consistent with the policy developed by the chancellor pursuant to subdivision (a) to assess Joint Services Transcripts for the awarding of course credit.

(c) Each community college campus shall post on its Internet Web site the most recent policy adopted pursuant to this section.

(Added by Stats. 2018, Ch. 560, Sec. 2. (SB 1071) Effective January 1, 2019.)

66025.8.
  

(a) The California State University and each community college district shall, and the University of California is requested to, with respect to each campus in their respective jurisdictions that administers a priority enrollment system, grant priority in that system for registration for enrollment to any member or former member of the Armed Forces of the United States, and who is a resident of California, who has received an honorable discharge, a general discharge, or an other than honorable discharge, and to any member or former member of the State Military Reserve, for any academic term attended at one of these institutions for four academic years after he or she has left state or federal active duty, which he or she shall use within 15 years of leaving state or federal active duty.

(b) A former member of the Armed Forces of the United States or the State Military Reserve who received a dishonorable discharge or a bad conduct discharge is not eligible for priority registration for enrollment pursuant to this section.

(c) The priority registration for enrollment provided pursuant to this section shall apply to enrollment for all degree and certificate programs offered by the institution after the military or veteran status of the student has been verified by the institution he or she attends.

(d) Students who receive priority registration for enrollment pursuant to this section shall comply with the requirements of subdivision (a) of Section 78212.

(e) (1) For the purposes of this section, “Armed Forces of the United States” means the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, National Guard, Naval Militia, Navy, and the reserve components of each of those forces, including the California National Guard.

(2) As used in this section, “member or former member of the Armed Forces of the United States” includes, but is not necessarily limited to, any student who is called to active military duty compelling that student to take an academic leave of absence.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 400, Sec. 2. (AB 2133) Effective January 1, 2013.)

66025.9.
  

(a) The California State University and each community college district shall, and the University of California is requested to, with respect to each campus in their respective jurisdictions that administers a priority enrollment system, grant priority in that system for registration for enrollment to a foster youth or former foster youth or, until January 1, 2020, homeless youth.

(b) For purposes of this section:

(1) “Foster youth and former foster youth” means a person in California whose dependency was established or continued by the court on or after the youth’s 16th birthday and who is no older than 25 years of age at the commencement of the academic year.

(2) “Homeless youth” means a student under 25 years of age, who has been verified at any time during the 24 months immediately preceding the receipt of his or her application for admission by a postsecondary educational institution that is a qualifying institution pursuant to Section 69432.7, as a homeless child or youth, as defined in subsection (2) of Section 725 of the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 11434a(2)), by at least one of the following:

(i) A homeless services provider, as that term is defined in paragraph (3) of subdivision (d) of Section 103577 of the Health and Safety Code.

(ii) The director of a federal TRIO program or Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs program, or a designee of that director.

(iii) A financial aid administrator for an institution of higher education.

(iv) A homeless and foster student liaison designated pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 67003.5.

(c) For purposes of this section, a student who is verified as a homeless youth as defined in paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) shall retain that status for a period of six years from the date of admission to the postsecondary educational institution.

(Amended by Stats. 2018, Ch. 505, Sec. 3. (AB 3255) Effective January 1, 2019.)

66025.91.
  

Each community college district, with respect to each campus in its jurisdiction that administers a priority enrollment system, shall grant priority registration for enrollment to students in the Community College Extended Opportunity Programs and Services program, pursuant to Article 8 (commencing with Section 69640) of Chapter 2 of Part 42, and disabled students, within the meaning of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. Sec. 12101 et seq.), who are determined to be eligible for disabled student programs and services pursuant to Chapter 14 (commencing with Section 67300) and Section 84850.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 437, Sec. 2. (SB 906) Effective January 1, 2017.)

66025.92.
  

(a) The Legislature finds and declares that the priority enrollment for registration required by this section is necessary to ensure that the flexibility related to educational opportunities that was adopted as part of the broader changes to the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program in Chapter 47 of the Statutes of 2012 is not undermined by students who are CalWORKs recipients being unable to access necessary classes.

(b) Each community college district that administers a priority enrollment system shall grant priority in that system for registration for enrollment to any student who is a CalWORKs or Tribal TANF recipient.

(c) Students who receive priority registration for enrollment pursuant to this section shall comply with the requirements of subdivision (a) of Section 78212.

(d) For purposes of this section:

(1) “CalWORKs recipient” means a recipient of aid under Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 11200) of Part 3 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code or any successor program.

(2) “Tribal TANF recipient” means a recipient of aid pursuant to Section 10553.25 of the Welfare and Institutions Code or any successor provision.

(Amended by Stats. 2017, Ch. 97, Sec. 1. (SB 164) Effective January 1, 2018.)

66025.93.
  

(a) Each public or private postsecondary educational institution that is located in a county that participates in the Restaurant Meals Program established pursuant to Section 2020 of Title 7 of the United States Code shall do all of the following:

(1) Apply to become an approved food vendor for the Restaurant Meals Program if the institution operates a qualifying food facility on campus.

(2) Annually provide all on-campus food vendors not operated by the institution with information regarding the Restaurant Meals Program and the manner in which to apply.

(3) If an on-campus food vendor or a qualifying food facility has been approved to participate in the Restaurant Meals Program, annually inform students about the program using information provided by the State Department of Social Services.

(b) This section does not require an institution to create, operate, or maintain an EBT system on behalf of on-campus food vendors.

(c) An approved on-campus food vendor or a qualifying food facility participating in the Restaurant Meals Program pursuant to this section, and a county in which the program is operated, shall meet the requirements of the Restaurant Meals Program. A qualifying food facility that participates in the Restaurant Meals Program pursuant to Section 18919 of the Welfare and Institutions Code shall meet all of the requirements for participation in that program.

(d) For purposes of this section:

(1) “On-campus food vendors” does not include any vendor that does not sell prepared food for onsite consumption or that sells food from a mobile food facility, as defined in Section 113831 of the Health and Safety Code.

(2) “Qualifying food facility” is a facility administered by a postsecondary educational institution that sells prepared food for onsite consumption.

(Amended by Stats. 2018, Ch. 746, Sec. 1. (AB 1894) Effective January 1, 2019.)

66025.95.
  

It is the intent of the Legislature that, consistent with the requirements and intent outlined in subdivisions (b) and (c) of Section 78215, and to the extent that the institution meets the responsibilities outlined in paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 78212, any student who receives priority registration for enrollment participate in the program of services outlined in paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 78212.

(Added by Stats. 2013, Ch. 704, Sec. 2. (AB 595) Effective January 1, 2014.)

66026.
  

Unless otherwise specified, reports submitted to the Legislature by the University of California, the California State University, and the Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges shall be delivered to the Senate and Assembly budget subcommittees on education, the appropriate Senate and Assembly higher education policy committees, the Legislative Analyst’s Office, the Office of the Governor, and the Department of Finance. Unless otherwise specified, these reports may be submitted in PDF format or comparable electronic format.

(Amended by Stats. 2011, Ch. 349, Sec. 3. (SB 940) Effective January 1, 2012.)

66027.
  

(a) (1) The Trustees of the California State University, the Regents of the University of California, and the governing board of each community college district are requested to, in collecting data relative to gender, race, ethnicity, or other demographics, from faculty, staff, or students, allow the faculty, staff, and students to identify their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression on any forms used to collect that demographic data, as appropriate.

(2) A governing board shall not be required to update an existing form used to collect demographic data for purposes of this subdivision, but shall provide for the identification of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression on any new or updated form used for the collection of demographic data.

(b) The Regents of the University of California, the Trustees of the California State University, and the Chancellor’s Office of the California Community Colleges are requested to report aggregate information collected pursuant to subdivision (a), to the extent that individuals from whom that information is collected authorize that information to be released where other demographic data is traditionally aggregated and reported for informational purposes and is appropriate. Any report developed shall be transmitted to the Legislature, pursuant to Section 9795 of, and notwithstanding Section 10231.5 of, the Government Code, no later than January 1 of each year and shall be made available to the general public on the Internet Web site of each respective institution. The information reported pursuant to this subdivision shall not include any individual identifying information.

(Added by Stats. 2011, Ch. 637, Sec. 2. (AB 620) Effective January 1, 2012.)

66027.5.
  

(a) The California Community Colleges and the California State University shall provide information about credit by examination opportunities wherever course and class information is available.

(b) The Regents of the University of California are requested to provide information about credit by examination opportunities wherever course and class information is available.

(Added by Stats. 2013, Ch. 712, Sec. 1. (AB 1025) Effective January 1, 2014.)

66027.8.
  

(a) For the purposes of this section, “program” means a student meal plan donation program.

(b) The Trustees of the California State University shall, and the Regents of the University of California are encouraged to, designate as a “hunger free campus” each of its respective campuses that have all of the following:

(1) A campus employee designated to help ensure that students have the information that they need to enroll in CalFresh.

(2) An on-campus food pantry or regular food distributions on campus. The campus may partner with a local food bank or food pantry to meet the requirement established by this paragraph if the food distributions occur on campus.

(3) A meal sharing program that allows students to voluntarily donate their unused meal plan credits to be distributed for use by students in need to access dining halls or to support an on-campus food pantry. Each campus shall establish the parameters of their meal sharing program and make them publicly available to students and interested parties. The program information made publicly available shall include, but not be limited to, all of the following:

(A) How a student may donate his or her unused meal plan credits.

(B) How a low-income student can apply to receive donated meal plan credits.

(C) The methodology for determining how unused meal plan credits that are not used by a student in need or how food purchased using these unused meal plan credits will be donated to support the on-campus food pantry, which shall be established by campus officials in consultation with pantry staff and volunteers, including student volunteers.

(D) The campus employee designated pursuant to paragraph (4).

(4) A campus employee designated annually as a point-of-contact to work with student volunteers for the program described in paragraph (3) to assist students.

(c) The governing board of each community college district that chooses to participate shall designate as a “hunger free campus” each of its campuses that have both of the following:

(1) A campus employee designated to help ensure that students have the information that they need to enroll in CalFresh.

(2) An on-campus food pantry or regular food distributions on campus. The campus may partner with a local food bank or food pantry to meet the requirement established by this paragraph if the food distributions occur on campus.

(d) (1) Each campus that receives a “hunger free campus” designation pursuant to subdivision (b) or (c) shall receive a funding incentive upon appropriation by the Legislature.

(2) Each campus that receives a funding incentive pursuant to paragraph (1) shall submit a report to the Office of the President of the University of California, the Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, or the Office of the Chancellor of the California State University, as applicable. These offices shall compile each of their respective campus-based reports, prepare a systemwide report, and submit the report to the budget committees of the Legislature no later than February 15, 2019. Each campus-based and systemwide report shall include, but not necessarily be limited to, all of the following information:

(A) The hours of operation for any on-campus food pantry and the unduplicated count of the number of people served.

(B) The names of the local community-based pantry or pantries, food bank or banks, or soup kitchen or kitchens that partner with the campus food pantry or deliver an on-campus food distribution.

(C) The unduplicated number of students, faculty, and staff who donated a campus meal through an on-campus meal sharing program.

(D) The unduplicated number of students who received a donated meal through an on campus meal sharing program.

(E) The name of on-campus restaurants or qualifying food vendors that have been approved to participate in the CalFresh Restaurant Meals Program (RMP).

(F) A list of on-campus point of sale (POS) locations that accept electronic benefit transfer (EBT) payments.

(G) The estimated unduplicated count of the number of students assisted with a CalFresh application.

(H) The number of staff serving the campus with informed CalFresh referral and information or other anti-hunger services.

(I) Whether the campus has designated a “basic needs center,” and, if so, information about the accessibility and the hours of operations of the center. For the purposes of this paragraph, a “basic needs center,” means a central location on campus where basic needs resources, services, and staff are made available to students.

(J) A description of how the campus is serving the specific needs of students who are foster youth or former foster youth.

(e)  This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2022, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute that is enacted before January 1, 2022, deletes or extends that date.

(Amended by Stats. 2018, Ch. 33, Sec. 7. (AB 1809) Effective June 27, 2018. Repealed as of January 1, 2022, by its own provisions.)

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