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New Applicant Eligibility Criteria.   

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The following eligibility criteria shall be used by the California Student Aid Commission for new applicants:

(a) For applicants who have completed fewer than 30 semester units or 45 quarter units of college:

(1) Applicants shall meet the California State residency requirements as specified in Sections 68000 through 68134 of the California Education Code.

(2) Applicants shall agree to enroll in and attend schools with teacher preparation programs approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

(3) An applicant who receives preferential treatment because he or she intends to teach either Math or Science shall agree to pursue an undergraduate degree in that subject area and to pursue a single subject teaching credential in that subject area unless a written waiver to change to another subject area has been granted by the California Student Aid Commission.

(4) An applicant who receives preferential treatment because he or she intends to be a bilingual teacher shall agree to pursue a single subject or multiple subject teaching credential with a bilingual emphasis unless a written waiver of that requirement has been granted by the California Student Aid Commission.

(5) Applicants shall be free of any obligation to repay any state or federal educational grant and shall not be in default on any state or federal educational loan or any state or federally insured educational loan unless they have made arrangements satisfactory to the California Student Aid Commission for repaying the grant or loan and have made twelve consecutive monthly payments pursuant to those arrangements.

(b) For applicants who have completed 30 or more semester units or 45 or more quarter units of college:

(1) Applicants shall meet the California State residency requirements as specified in Sections 68000 through 68134 of the California Education Code.

(2) Applicants shall be enrolled in and attending schools with teacher preparation programs approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

(3) An applicant who receives preferential treatment because he or she intends to teach either Math or Science shall agree to pursue an undergraduate degree in that subject area and to pursue a single subject teaching credential in that subject area unless a written waiver to change to another subject area has been granted by the California Student Aid Commission.

(4) An applicant who receives preferential treatment because he or she intends to be a bilingual teacher shall agree to pursue a single subject or multiple subject teaching credential with a bilingual emphasis unless a written waiver of that requirement has been granted by the California Student Aid Commission.

(5) Applicants shall be free of any obligation to repay any state or federal educational grant and shall not be in default on any state or federal educational loan or any state or federally insured educational loan unless they have made arrangements satisfactory to the California Student Aid Commission for repaying the grant or loan and have made twelve consecutive monthly payments pursuant to those arrangements.

(6) Applicants shall have achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale).

(A) If the applicant is enrolled in a postsecondary institution at the time of application, the grade point average shall be based on the cumulative work attempted at that institution, unless the student has not completed at least 30 semester (45 quarter) units at that institution, in which case the grade point average shall be based on cumulative work attempted at all postsecondary institutions.

(B) If the applicant is not enrolled in a postsecondary institution at the time of application, the grade point average shall be based on the cumulative work attempted at all postsecondary institutions.

(7) applicants who have completed all baccalaureate degree requirements shall be formally accepted into a fifth-year teacher preparation program beginning with the Fall term of the award year or, if formally attending a fifth-year teacher preparation program, shall be planning to continue formally in attendance during the fall term of the award year.

Authority cited:

Education Code 69741

Education Code 69742

Reference:

United States Code, Title 20, Section 1111(a)

United States Code, Title 20, Section 1111b(c)

United States Code, Title 20, Section 1111d(b)

Code of Federal Regulations, Title 34, Section 653.2(b)

Code of Federal Regulations, Title 34, Section 653.32(a)

(Amended by Register 88, No. 53.)