Chapter 1. California Student Aid Commission.Article 15. California National Guard Education Assistance Award Program. Definitions
?Academic Year? means:
(a) Two semesters or three quarters or their equivalent within a 12-month period. An academic year may include a summer quarter in those colleges which maintain a summer quarter comparable to either the fall, winter or spring quarters; or
(b) A period of time usually eight or nine months during which a full-time student would normally be expected to complete the equivalent of two semesters, two trimesters, or three quarters of instruction.
(c) July 1 to June 30 inclusive. The starting date of a session shall determine the academic year in which it is included.
?Active member? means a current member of the California National Guard, State Military Reserve, or the Naval Militia who meets military standards established by military regulations.
?Administrative Appeal? means a formal request from the program participant to The Adjutant General requesting a change in withdrawal status.
?CNG EAAP? means California National Guard Education Assistance Award Program
?Commission? means California Student Aid Commission.
?Cost of Attendance? means student budget at the qualifying institution for the participant 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.
?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)
?Discretionary Summer Term? means a summer term for a program participant who is enrolled in a program that does not require summer term attendance in addition to all other terms.
?Eligible applicant? means a person who:
(a) Is a California resident pursuant to Education Code Section 68017 for at least one year immediately preceding the residence determination date;
(b) Is an active member of, and has served two years in, the California National Guard, the State Military Reserve, or the Naval Militia that agrees to maintain active service throughout participation in program;
(c) Has been accepted or registered at, or enrolled in, a qualifying institution;
(d) Submits an application pursuant to Section 30731 and agrees to use the award to obtain a certificate, degree, or diploma that he or she does not hold at the time he or she applies for the award;
(e) Agrees to enroll in at least three academic units per semester, or the equivalent;
(f) Has submitted the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the United States Department of Education; and
(g) Has not previously participated in the program and been withdrawn for not complying with applicable laws and regulations.
(h) Has previously participated in the program and successfully completed certificate/degree/diploma that formed the basis of the previous award, and has not exceeded the amount of program eligibility set forth in California Education Code Section 69999.18(e).
?Enrollment status? means full-time or part-time status:
(a) Part time, for purposes of program eligibility for undergraduate participants, is defined as less than 12 semesters units, inclusive, or the equivalent.
(1) An undergraduate participant enrolled for at least 9 semester units but less than 12 semester units or the equivalent is considered 3/4 time.
(2) An undergraduate participant enrolled for at least 6 semester units but less than 9 semester units or their equivalent is considered 1/2 time.
(3) An undergraduate participant enrolled for at least 3 semester units but less than 6 units or the equivalent is considered 1/4 time.
(b) Full time, for purposes of program eligibility for undergraduate participants, is defined as 12 or more semester units or the equivalent.
(c) Part time and Full time status, for purposes for graduate participants, is the enrollment status as defined by the institution.
?Excess Awards? means awards issued to eligible applicants after the deadline established by Section 30731 until all available awards are exhausted or the Adjutant General no longer has authority to make awards, which ever is earlier.
?Leave of Absence (LOA)? means a period of time approved by the Adjutant General during which a program participant does not receive award payments and maintains program eligibility.
?Mandatory Summer Term? means a summer term for a program participant who is enrolled in a program that requires summer term attendance in addition to all other terms.
?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 Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993.
?Program? means the California National Guard Education Assistance Award Program (CNG EAAP) established in Article 20.7 (commencing with Section 69999.10) of Chapter 2 of Part 42 of Division 5 of Title 3 of the Education Code and as set forth in this Article.
?Program Participant? means a person who has successfully met all of the requirements set forth in Education Code Sections 69999.16, who has been selected and certified by The Adjutant General, and who has accepted the award in terms of attending a qualifying institution to which that person has been admitted. The Adjutant General will send the program participant an acceptance letter informing the participant of acceptance into the program.
?Qualifying institution? means the institution has met the requirement of California Education Code Section 69432.7(l) and has signed an Institutional Participation Agreement with the Commission.
?Qualifying institution? means any of the following:
?Reinstatement? means restoring a participant's program eligibility due to an approved appeal.
?Residence determination date? means:
(a) If the governing board of a public institution has adopted by regulation or policy a residence determination date, that date shall be used for the CNG EAAP purposes; or
(b) The first day of instruction of the term for the academic year in which the student is enrolled as a CNG EAAP program participant shall be the residence determination date for the CNG EAAP purposes; or
(c) The date the Commission used to make the preliminary determination of California residency for purposes of offering a CNG EAAP shall be the residence determination date for the CNG EAAP purposes.
?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 Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993.
Education Code 69999.22
Education Code 69999.16
(Amended by Register 2013, No. 20.)