(a) The purposes of California's participation in the Federal Family Education Loan Program are as follows:
(1) To ensure that, in meeting their educational costs, a source of loans is available to assist the greatest number of eligible resident students.
(2) To ensure that loans are available to eligible resident students that meet the criterion set forth in paragraph (1), the commission is authorized to provide a source of loans to eligible students within and outside California irrespective of their residence or the location of their educational institution, to assist them in meeting educational costs at eligible schools of their choice.
(3) To accept, receive and administer the funds provided under Title IV of the "Higher Education Act of 1965," and extensions thereof, or any similar act of Congress in any jurisdiction permitted under the Higher Education Act.
(b) The Legislature finds and declares that subdivision (a), as amended during the 1999 portion of the 1999-2000 Regular Session, reflects the intent of the Legislature in enacting Chapter 961 of the Statutes of 1996, and is therefore declaratory of existing law.
(Amended by Stats. 1999, Ch. 636, Sec. 3.)