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Renewal Applicant Eligibility Criteria.   

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The following eligibility criteria shall be used by the California Student Aid Commission for the selection of renewal scholarship applicants:

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

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

(c) An applicant who received 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.

(d) An applicant who received 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.

(e) 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.

(f) An applicant shall have achieved a grade point average that is equal to or greater than that required for entry into the appropriate teacher credential program at the campus that he or she is attending, provided that an applicant who has not achieved the required grade point average may nevertheless be deemed eligible for one academic year by the California Student Aid Commission if the applicant submits a written request and submits documentation showing that he or she did not achieve the required grade point average because of:

(1) Severe injury to the applicant, and/or

(2) Severe illness of the applicant.

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)

United States Code, Title 20, Section 1111e(2)

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.)