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Division 4. California Student Aid Commission. Chapter 1. California Student Aid Commission. Article 14. Assumption Program Of Loans For Education. Definitions.   

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"Academic year" means a period of time determined by the eligible institution.

"Assume" and "Assumed" means pay or paid on program participants behalf.

"Award" means an allocation that has been utilized and the program participant has received valid confirmation of program participation from the Commission.

"Commission" means California Student Aid Commission.

"Designated loan programs" and "Assumable Loans" means loans that fall into any of the following categories:

(a) the Federal Family Education Loan Program (20 USC Sec. 1071 et seq.);

(b) the Federal Direct Loan Program (20 USC Sec. 1087 et seq.);

(c) Privately funded educational loans to students issued through institutions of higher education for the purpose of defraying the costs associated with obtaining a baccalaureate degree or an initial California teaching credential; or

(d) any educational loan program approved by the Commission on a case-by-case basis but not including lines of credit, home equity loans, credit card debt, and other general consumer loans, business loans, personal loans, or mortgages;

"Eligible applicant" means:

(a) a student who:

(1) has completed at least 60 semester units or the equivalent; and

(2) has been admitted to or is enrolled in coursework required for a baccalaureate degree or initial teaching credential; and

(3) has not completed all of the coursework necessary to obtain an initial teaching credential (preliminary/clear), unless the candidate has an initial teaching credential and is pursuing a reading certificate or specialist credential, required for teaching special education or reading; and

(4) submits an application pursuant to Section 30702 and agrees to begin the first school year of eligible teaching service within 36 months of obtaining an initial teaching credential; and

(5) has received or is approved to receive, a loan under one or more of the designated loan programs; or

(b) a credentialed teacher who:

(1) is teaching in a public school ranked in the lowest two deciles on the Academic Performance Index; and

(2) possesses a clear multiple subject or single subject teaching credential or level II education specialist credential; and

(3) submits an application pursuant to Section 30702 and agrees to continue eligible teaching in a public school ranked in the lowest two deciles; and

(4) has received a loan under one or more of the designated loan programs; or

(c) a district intern who:

(1) has a baccalaureate degree; and

(2) has passed the CBEST; and

(3) has not completed all of the coursework necessary to obtain an initial teaching credential (preliminary/clear), unless the candidate has an initial teaching credential and is pursuing a reading certificate or specialist credential, required for teaching special education or reading; and

(4) is approved to participate in a Commission on Teacher Credentialing or approved district intern program leading to a full teaching credential; and

(5) submits an application pursuant to Section 30702 and agrees to begin the first school year of eligible teaching service within 36 months of obtaining an initial teaching credential; and

(6) has received or is approved to receive, a loan under one or more of the designated loan programs;

"Eligible Institution" means a postsecondary institution that is determined by the Commission to meet the following requirements:

(a) The institution is eligible to participate in state and federal financial aid programs; and

(b) The institution maintains a program of professional preparation that has been approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing; and

(c) The institution has a signed APLE Institutional Agreement on file with the Commission.

"Eligible school" means:

(a) a public elementary or secondary school located in California that meets any of the following criteria, as designated by the Superintendent of Public Instruction:

(1) It serves a large population of pupils from low-income families

(2) Is a school that has 20 percent or more teachers holding emergency-type permits including but not limited to, any of the following:

(A) Provisional internships.

(B) Short-term staff permits.

(C) Credential waivers.

(D) Substitute permits.

(3) It is a school that is ranked in the lowest two deciles on the Academic Performance Index.

(4) It is a school that is ranked in the lowest five deciles on the Academic Performance Index. A school that is ranked in the lowest five deciles on the Academic Performance Index is an eligible school only for participants who enter the program prior to January 1, 2009.

(5) It is a school that serves a rural area.

(b) It is a state special school.

"Eligible School District" and "County Office of Education" means a California school district/County Office of Education that is determined by the Commission to meet the following requirements:

(a) The school district/County Office of Education has public elementary or secondary schools located in its district that are ranked in the lowest 2 deciles of the Academic Performance Index; and

(b) The school district/County Office of Education has a signed APLE Institutional Agreement on file with the Commission.

"Full-time" and "full-time basis" means full-time employment, as determined by the eligible employing school which includes 175 days or its equivalent.

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

"Initial teaching credential" means a preliminary or clear multiple or single subject teaching credential unless the program participant has agreed to provide teaching service in reading or special education. If the program participant has agreed to provide teaching service in special education or reading, the initial teaching credential is a reading certificate or specialist credential in special education or in reading.

"Invalid award" means:

(a) An award held by a person not yet eligible to receive a full California Teaching Credential who has become ineligible to continue participation in the Assumption Program of Loans for Education, or

(b) For program participants who enter the program on or after 01/01/09, an award held by a person who has received an initial teaching credential who did not begin the first school year of eligible teaching service within 36 months of the date when that person obtained the initial credential, unless this period was extended pursuant to section 30708.

(c) For program participants who enter the program before 01/01/09, an award held by a person who has received an initial teaching credential who did not redeem the agreement within 36 months of the date when that person obtained the initial credential, unless this period was extended pursuant to section 30708.

"Loan Assumption Agreement" or "agreement" means the agreement between the program participant and the Commission establishing the program terms and requirements as specified in Attachments A.2, B.2, and C.2.

"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. (Government Code 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 Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (Code of Federal Regulations Title 29 Chapter V Part 825).

"Part-time" and "part-time basis" means part-time employment, as determined by the employing school.

"Program" means the Assumption Program of Loans for Education (APLE) established in Article 5 (commencing with section 69612) 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 an individual who has signed a loan assumption agreement and received confirmation of program participation from the Commission. The Commission will send the program participant an acknowledgement of acceptance letter informing the participant of acceptance into the program.

"Satisfactory academic progress" and "satisfactory progress" means academic standing consistent with the requirements of the eligible institution for satisfactory progress toward the award of the graduate degree, undergraduate degree, or teacher credential program.

A "school year" means a period of time determined by the employing school which consists of at least 175 school days or its equivalent.

"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 (Code of Federal Regulations Title 29 Chapter V Part 825).

"Unutilized allocation" is an allocation an eligible institution or participating district intern program office does not or cannot utilize.

Authority:

Education Code 69615

Reference:

Education Code 69612.5

Education Code 69613

Education Code 69613.4

Education Code 69613.6

(Repealed and added by Register 2010, No. 4.)