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Chapter 1. California Student Aid Commission Article 18. State Nursing Assumption Program Of Loans For Education For Nurses In State Facilities (Snaple-Nsf) Award Processes   

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(a) The Commission shall select program participants from among those applicants whose applications are complete and are received by the Commission by the June 30 deadline, and who are determined by the Commission to meet all requirements for participation established in the Education Code. If the authorized allocation of awards is not exhausted after this selection process is completed, the Commission may continue to accept applications and select program participants based on the date the applications are received by the Commission. The Commission may continue to make awards until the authorized allocation is exhausted.

(b) In the event that the number of applications from eligible applicants exceeds the maximum allocation of awards, the Commission shall score and award points to eligible applicants using the following selection criteria:

(1) Applicants who have completed a baccalaureate degree at time of application shall receive 25 points.

(2) Applicants who are currently enrolled in or who completed an accelerated program within the award year he or she applies for the program shall receive 25 points.

(3) Applicants who have an outstanding balance on a federally subsidized student loan(s) or other need-based student loan(s) disbursed prior to the date of registered nurse license of applicant shall receive 25 points.

(4) Nominated applicants in pre-licensure nursing programs or applicants who have completed a pre-licensure program within the award year that he or she applies for the program will be scored and awarded points using the following selection criteria:

(A) Points will awarded according to the length of time remaining until the applicant is expected to complete the pre-licensure nursing program, as follows:

Completion of Pre-licensure

Nursing Program .................................... POINTS

Completion Within/Longer Than Six ..................0

Quarters or Four Semesters

Completion Within Five Quarters .................... 2.5

Completion Within Three Semesters .................. 3.75

Completion Within Four Quarters .................... 5

Completion Within Three Quarters or Two Semesters .. 7.5

Completion Within Two Quarters ..................... 10.0

Completion Within One Semester ..................... 11.25

Completion Within One Quarter ...................... 12.5

Completed Pre-Licensure Nursing Program ............ 15

(B) Points will be awarded based on the applicant's grade point average in the pre-licensure nursing program in nursing as follows:

Pre-licensure Nursing GPA .. POINTS

2.99 or Less ............... 0

3.00-3.24..................2

3.25-3.49..................4

3.50-3.74..................6

3.75-3.99..................8

4.00.......................10

(c) After assignment of the scores specified in subsection (b), the Commission will select nominees with the highest point totals until the authorized award allocation is exhausted. In the case of a tie in the total number of points, the Commission will select nominees based on the date the application is received by the Commission.

Authority cited:

Education Code 70125

Reference:

Education Code 70125

Education Code 70128

(Amended By Register 2008, No. 24.)