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Chapter 1. California Student Aid Commission Article 17. State Nursing Assumption Program Of Loans For Education For Nursing Faculty Definition   

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"Academic year" means a period as determined by the employing regionally accredited California college or university.

"Accredited college or university" means a college or university that has been accredited by a national or regional accrediting body, including, but not limited to, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc./Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools/Commission on Colleges, and Western Association of Schools and Colleges/Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities.

"Cost of Attendance" means the student budget at the participating institution for the nominated student that includes tuition, fees, housing, food, books, transportation and personal expenses for the year. It may also include an allowance for the rental or purchase of a computer, child care or other dependent care costs and additional expenses for students with disabilities not already covered.

"Demonstrated academic ability" means academic standing consistent with or superior to the requirements established by the accredited college or university for satisfactory progress toward graduation or the award of the graduate or undergraduate degree.

"Demonstrated financial need" means financial need as determined under Article 1.5 (commencing with Section 69503) of Chapter 2 of Part 42 of Division 5 of Title 3 of the Education Code.

"Eligible applicant" means:

(1) a student who has been admitted to or is enrolled in a baccalaureate level or graduate level degree program in nursing or a field related to nursing and who submits an application pursuant to Section 30911 and agrees to teach nursing at a regionally-accredited college or university within 12 months of obtaining degree, and has received or is approved to receive, a loan under one or more of the designated loan programs, or any loan program approved by the Student Aid Commission, or

(2) an individual who has completed a baccalaureate level or graduate level degree program in nursing or a field related to nursing within the award year he or she applies for the program and who submits an application pursuant to section 30911 and agrees to teach nursing at a regionally-accredited college or university within 12 months of obtaining the degree, and has received or is approved to receive, a loan under one or more of the designated loan programs, or any loan program approved by the Student Aid Commission.

"Eligible noncitizen" means a United States resident as defined for financial aid purposes under Title IV of the federal Higher Education Act of 1965, 20 U.S.C. Section 1091(a)(5).

"Full-time" and "full-time basis" means full-time employment, as determined by the employing regionally accredited California college or university.

"Half-time basis" means half-time enrollment as determined by the participating institution.

"Natural disaster" means a fire, flood, storm, tidal wave, earthquake, terrorism, epidemic, or other similar public calamity that the Governor determines presents a threat to public safety. (California Government Code, Section 8680.3)

"Other natural causes" means a disease, or physical or mental condition involving inpatient care in a hospital or residential health care facility, or continuing treatment or continuing supervision by a health care provider, or family care and medical leave under Government Code section 12945.2 or the federal Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993.

"Participating institution" and "eligible institution" and "eligible school or college" means an accredited college or university that has elected to participate in the program by submitting nominations of students to the Commission under the provisions of this Article.

"Part-time" and "part-time basis" means part-time employment, as determined by the employing regionally accredited California college or university.

"Program" means the State Nursing Assumption Program of Loans for Education for nursing faculty established in Article 1 (commencing with section 70100) of Chapter 3 of Part 42 of Division 5 of Title 3 of the Education Code and as set forth in this Article.

"Program participant" means an individual who has a loan assumption agreement signed by both the individual and the Commission.

"Regionally accredited California college or university" means a college or university that has been accredited by a regional accreditation body and is located in California.

"Satisfactory academic progress" means academic standing consistent with the requirements of the accredited college or university for satisfactory progress toward the award of the graduate or undergraduate degree.

"Serious illness" means an illness involving inpatient care in a hospital or residential health care facility, or continuing treatment or continuing supervision by a health care provider, or family care and medical leave under Government Code section 12945.2 or the federal Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993.

Authority cited:

Education Code 70106

Reference:

Education Code 70101

Education Code 70102

Education Code 70103

Education Code 70104

Education Code 70105

(Amended By Register 2008, No. 24.)