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Education Code - EDC

TITLE 3. POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION [66000 - 101060]

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

DIVISION 7. COMMUNITY COLLEGES [70900 - 88933]

  ( Division 7 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

PART 54.82. Community Colleges Student Success Completion Grant [88930 - 88933]
  ( Part 54.82 added by Stats. 2018, Ch. 33, Sec. 50. )

88930.
  

For purposes of this part, “academic year” means the total of two consecutive semesters or three quarters, commencing with the opening of the fall term. Each semester or quarter is approximately the same length.

(Added by Stats. 2018, Ch. 33, Sec. 50. (AB 1809) Effective June 27, 2018.)

88931.
  

(a) Commencing with the 2018–19 academic year, each participating community college shall provide a grant award to a student pursuant to subdivision (b). The purpose of the grant award is to provide the student with additional financial aid to help offset his or her total cost of community college attendance.

(b) A student attending a community college may receive a grant award pursuant to this section if the student meets all of the following requirements:

(1) The student receives a Cal Grant B or C award pursuant to Chapter 1.7 (commencing with Section 69430) of Part 42 of Division 5.

(2) The student is making satisfactory academic progress at the college under criteria required by the applicable federal standards published in Title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

(3) The student is a California resident or is exempt from paying nonresident tuition under Section 68130.5 or 76140.

(c) (1) The students who meet the applicant criteria pursuant to subdivision (b) shall be eligible for the following grant amounts:

(A) Six hundred forty-nine dollars ($649) per semester, or quarterly equivalent, for eligible students who enroll in 12, 13, or 14 units per semester, or the quarterly equivalent number of units.

(B) Two thousand dollars ($2,000) per semester, or quarterly equivalent, for eligible students who enroll in 15 units per semester, or the quarterly equivalent number of units.

(2) (A) If funding is available after making awards to students in the primary terms, a community college may grant additional awards to students who take a sufficient number of units during the summer term to bring their total number of academic units to 24 units or more for the academic year. The chancellor’s office shall work with colleges to determine the summer grant amounts based on available funds.

(B) It is the intent of the Legislature that the available grants would be prorated to allocate a larger amount to students who take a sufficient number of units for a total of 30 units or more for the academic year.

(d) (1) To the extent practicable, a grant award shall be awarded at the same time as a recipient’s overall financial aid package.

(2) The grant award shall be considered a supplemental grant, and shall not supplant any other grant, fee waiver, or scholarship aid received by the student, including, but not necessarily limited to, federal grants, Cal Grant awards, institutional grants, merit-based scholarships, and athletic scholarships.

(3) The grant award shall be based upon the financial need of the applicant, and shall not exceed the calculated financial need for any individual applicant. The minimum level of financial need of applicants shall be determined by the commission pursuant to Section 69432.9.

(4) The grant award identified in subdivision (c) shall be proportionally reduced if the amount of funding appropriated in the annual Budget Act for this purpose is insufficient to fully fund the total number of students awarded a grant.

(e) (1) Each participating community college shall administer the grant award pursuant to the requirements of this section.

(2) It is the intent of the Legislature that a student is enrolled in a program of study and has completed an education plan identifying courses, a sequence of courses, key progress of milestones, and other requirements the student must complete to earn an associate degree, career technical education certificate, other community college certificate, or meet transfer requirements.

(3) Each participating community college shall encourage students to enroll in a sufficient number of units per semester, quarter, or summer term to be considered on track to obtain a certificate, associate degree for transfer, or associate degree or transfer to a four-year university within two academic years or within three academic years if a student is required to take basic skill courses by the community college.

(f) This section shall not be operative in a fiscal year unless funding has been provided for this section for that fiscal year in the annual Budget Act or another statute.

(Added by Stats. 2018, Ch. 33, Sec. 50. (AB 1809) Effective June 27, 2018. Conditionally inoperative as prescribed by its own provisions.)

88932.
  

(a) On or before April 1, 2020, the chancellor shall report to the Legislature all of the following for the 2018–19 award year:

(1) The number of grant award recipients who met the requirements of Section 88931, disaggregated by recipients who are pursuing an associate degree for transfer, an associate degree, or a career technical education certificate, or other community college certificate, and further disaggregated by the type of certificate.

(2) The number of grant award recipients who met the requirements of Section 88931 and received a grant disaggregated by the number of units the recipients were enrolled in each term during the academic year.

(3) The number of grant award recipients who met the requirements of Section 88931 considered on track to complete their educational program within two academic years, within three academic years if a student is required to take basic skill courses by the community college, within the published length of time, or within the published length of time plus one year if a student is required to take basic skill courses by the community college.

(4) The average grade point average of grant award recipients.

(b) Student information reported pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be disaggregated by race, ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic status.

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

(2) A report to be submitted pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.

(Added by Stats. 2018, Ch. 33, Sec. 50. (AB 1809) Effective June 27, 2018.)

88933.
  

The board of governors may adopt regulations to administer this part.

(Added by Stats. 2018, Ch. 33, Sec. 50. (AB 1809) Effective June 27, 2018.)

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