Code Section Group

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 42. STUDENT FINANCIAL AID PROGRAM [69400 - 70110]

  ( Part 42 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

CHAPTER 2. Student Financial Aid Programs [69500 - 70039]

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

ARTICLE 15. Forfeiture of State Aid to Students [69810 - 69813]
  ( Article 15 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

69810.
  

In accepting a scholarship, loan, fellowship, grant-in-aid, or any other financial aid given or guaranteed by the state for assistance, every recipient thereof who is a student at a public or private university, college, or other institution of higher education, shall be deemed to have agreed to observe the rules and regulations promulgated by the governing authority of the university, college, or other institution of higher education, for the government thereof.

Any recipient of this state financial aid who, on the campus of the university, college, or other institution of higher education, willfully and knowingly commits any act likely to disrupt the peaceful conduct of the activities of the campus, and is arrested and convicted of a public offense arising from the act, may be determined to be ineligible for any state financial aid for a period not to exceed the ensuing two academic years.

Any recipient of this state financial aid who, after a hearing, is found to have willfully and knowingly disrupted the orderly operation of the campus, but has not been arrested and convicted, may be determined to be ineligible for any state financial aid for the period as the hearing board may determine, not to exceed the ensuing two academic years.

Any recipient who is suspended from an institution of higher education for these acts shall be ineligible for state financial aid for a period not less than the time of the suspension.

The governing authority of the university, college, or other institution of higher education shall, for purposes of this section, cause to be reviewed the record of each recipient and shall, as soon as practicable, notify a hearing board established by it of the name of any recipient who committed any act likely to disrupt the peaceful conduct of the activities of the campus and was arrested and convicted of any public offense arising from that act, or is found to have willfully and knowingly disrupted the orderly operation of the campus, or has been suspended from an institution of higher education for these acts.

(Amended by Stats. 1987, Ch. 678, Sec. 1. Operative January 1, 1993, by Stats. 1987, Ch. 678, Sec. 4. Note: Pursuant to Sec. 4 of Ch. 678, this section, in its previous form, was inoperative from Jan. 1, 1988, until Jan. 1, 1993, when it resumed operation in this amended form.)

69811.
  

Upon receipt of notice, as provided in Section 69810 that any recipient has committed any act likely to disrupt the peaceful conduct of the activities of the campus and was convicted of a public offense in connection therewith, or is found to have willfully and knowingly disrupted the orderly operation of the campus, or has been suspended from an institution of higher education for these acts, the hearing board shall immediately give the recipient written notice of the report. The notice shall inform the recipient of the pendency of the proceedings for the suspension of assistance. It shall inform the recipient that he may present evidence of mitigating circumstances to the hearing board within 14 calendar days of the date of the mailing of the notice, and shall specify the procedures and means by which such evidence is to be presented, including the date at which any hearing to be afforded him is to be held. The hearing board may prescribe any procedures and means for these purposes which it may deem appropriate, provided that any hearing which may be afforded the recipient shall not be held sooner than seven days after the date of the mailing of the notice.

If no response to the hearing board’s notice is made within the period specified in this section, the hearing board may suspend further assistance to the recipient and the suspension shall remain in effect not to exceed the ensuing two academic years.

After the conclusion of proceedings provided for in this section, the hearing board shall, by majority vote, determine whether further assistance to the recipient shall be suspended. If the recipient was arrested and convicted of a public offense arising from campus disruption, the suspension may remain in effect for a period not to exceed the ensuing two academic years. If the recipient is found by the hearing board to have willfully and knowingly disrupted the orderly operation of the campus, but has not been arrested and convicted, the hearing board may suspend further assistance to the recipient for the period as the hearing board may determine not to exceed the ensuing two academic years. If the recipient was suspended from an institution of higher education for these acts, the hearing board shall suspend further assistance to the recipient for a period not less than the time of the suspension. The findings of the hearing board shall be in writing.

The hearing board shall notify the appropriate state agencies of any suspension of state financial aid pursuant to this section, and no state financial aid shall be extended to the recipient during this period.

Any notice required to be made by this section shall be sufficient when it is deposited in the United States registered or certified mail, postage paid, addressed to the last known address of the addressee.

(Amended by Stats. 1987, Ch. 678, Sec. 2. Operative January 1, 1993, by Stats. 1987, Ch. 678, Sec. 4. Note: Pursuant to Sec. 4 of Ch. 678, this section, in its previous form, was inoperative from Jan. 1, 1988, until Jan. 1, 1993, when it resumed operation in this amended form.)

69812.
  

Nothing in this article shall be construed to prohibit any public or private university, college, or other institution of higher education from suspending or refusing to grant scholarships, loans, fellowships, grants-in-aid, or any other financial aid given or guaranteed by the state for academic assistance to any individual because of any other misconduct that in its judgment bears adversely on his or her fitness for the assistance.

(Amended (as to be amended by Stats. 1987, Ch. 678) by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1113, Sec. 40.3. Amendments operative January 1, 1993, pursuant to Stats. 1987, Ch. 678, Sec. 4. Note: Sec. 4 of Ch. 678 made this section inoperative from January 1, 1988, until January 1, 1993.)

69813.
  

For the purposes of this article, “state financial aid” means any assistance given or guaranteed by the state that is predicated on attendance at an institution of higher education.

(Amended by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1113, Sec. 40.5.)

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