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Chapter 1. California Student Aid Commission.Article 15. California National Guard Education Assistance Award Program. Application to Participate in the Program   

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(a) An initial application to participate in the program shall be submitted to the California Military Department by the January 22, 2010 deadline for the 2009-10 application year and each academic year thereafter by the April 30 deadline. The applications shall include the following information regarding the applicant (Appendix A)

(1) Social Security number,

(2) Last name, first name and middle initial;

(3) Grade;

(4) Address;

(5) Years of Service in the California National Guard, State Military Reserve, or Naval Militia;

(6) Date of birth;

(7) Phone number;

(8) Currently accepted, registered at, or enrolled in:

(A) Undergraduate;

(B) Graduate Studies; or

(C) Certificate/Diploma;

(9) E-mail Address;

(10) Identification of membership in the California National Guard:

(A) Army National Guard;

(B) Air National Guard;

(C) State Military Reserve; or

(D) Naval Militia;

(11) Applicants desired Certificate/Degree/Diploma and expected completion date of Certificate/Degree/Diploma;

(12) Representation the applicant has been accepted or registered at, or enrolled in, a qualifying institution, the enrollment status of each term, the name of qualifying institution in which applicant has been accepted or registered at, or enrolled in, the institution's eight-digit Federal school code, and housing plans;

(13) Certification if the applicant has completed the FAFSA for the application year;

(14) The Applicant's award preference if eligible for both a Cal Grant Award and a CNG EAAP award;

(15) The amount of funding the applicant will receive from the Federal Montgomery GI Bill for the academic year specifying amounts for each applicable term;

(16) The amount of funding the applicant will receive from Federal Education Benefits program for veterans for the academic year specifying amounts for each applicable term;

(17) Gender;

(18) Ethnicity;

(19) The applicant's representations that he or she:

(A) Will submit the FAFSA for the academic year he or she is applying for by the application deadline or, for applicants being considered for any excess awards, that the FAFSA will be completed for the academic year he or she is applying for prior to being accepted into the program;

(B) 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;

(C) Agrees to maintain enrollment in at least three (3) academic units per semester, or the equivalent;

(D) Agrees to maintain a minimum of a 2.0 cumulative grade point average and enrollment at a qualifying institution;

(E) Understands program participants shall not receive disbursements from both a CNG EAAP award and any Cal Grant Award for the same academic year. A program participant who is also eligible for a Cal Grant Award must elect between an award under this program and any Cal Grant Award for the same academic year;

(F) Is currently an active member of, and has served two years in, the California National Guard, the State Military Reserve, or the Naval Militia and agrees to continue to be an active member of the California National Guard, State Military Reserve or the Naval Militia throughout the period that he or she participates in the program;

(G) Agrees to comply with all applicable laws and regulations applicable to the program; and

(H) Understands the funding appropriations are contingent upon approved California budget acts.

(20) The applicant shall sign the application under penalty of perjury, under the laws of the State of California that all statements contained in the application and any accompanying documents are true and correct, with full knowledge that all statements made in the application are subject to investigation. Any false or dishonest answer to any question may be grounds for denial to participate in the program and subject to prosecution under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. The applicant authorizes the Commission and the California Military Department to receive and release any student records, and any application information between qualifying institutions and appropriate public and private agencies. The applicant will provide documentation to verify all information provided, if requested.

(b) The Commission will verify the applicant has submitted the FAFSA for the academic year he or she is applying for by the application deadline. If excess awards are made to applicants, the Commission will verify the applicant has submitted the FAFSA for the academic year he or she is applying for prior to being accepted into the program.

(c) Renewal application to continue participation in the program shall be submitted to the California Military Department by the June 1 deadline each academic year. The application shall include the following information regarding the program participant (Appendix C):

(1) Social Security Number;

(2) Last name, first name and middle initial;

(3) Grade;

(4) Address;

(5) Date of Birth;

(6) Phone Number;

(7) Currently accepted, registered, or enrolled in:

(A) Undergraduate;

(B) Certificate/Diploma;

(C) Graduate Studies;

(8) E-mail Address;

(9) Identification of membership in the California National Guard;

(A) Army National Guard;

(B) Air National Guard;

(C) State Military Reserve; or

(D) Naval Militia;

(10) Representation the program participant has been accepted or registered at, or enrolled in, a qualifying institution, the enrollment status of each term, the name of qualifying institution in which program participant has been accepted or registered at, or enrolled in, the institution's eight-digit Federal school code, and housing plans;

(11) Program participants desired Certificate/Degree/Diploma and expected completion date of Certificate/Degree/Diploma;

(12) Program participant's preference if eligible for both a Cal Grant Award and a CNG EAAP award;

(13) Amount of educational benefits the program participant will receive from the Federal Montgomery GI Bill for the academic year by specific term;

(14) Amount the program participant will receive from Federal Educational Benefits program for veterans for the academic year by specific term;

(15) Program participant's representations that he or she understands and agrees to:

(A) Submission of the CNG EAAP Renewal Application by the deadline of June 1 or may be withdrawn from the program;

(B) Use the award to obtain a certificate, degree, or diploma that he or she does not currently hold at the time of application renewal;

(C) Maintain enrollment in at least three (3) academic units per semester, or the equivalent thereof at an eligible institution;

(D) Maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average;

(E) Not receive disbursements from an award under the CNG EAAP and any Cal Grant Award for the same academic year. A program participant who is also eligible for a Cal Grant Award must elect between an award under this program and any Cal Grant Award for the same academic year;

(F) Remain an active member in the California National Guard, State Military Reserve or the Naval Militia throughout the period of participation in the CNG EAAP;

(G) Comply will all laws and regulations applicable to the CNG EAAP; and

(H) Understand the funding appropriations are contingent upon approved California budget acts.

Authority cited:

Education Code 69999.22

Reference:

Education Code 69999.16

Education Code 69999.18

(Amended by Register 2013, No. 20.)