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Cal Grant Program awards shall be known as "Cal Grant A awards," "Cal Grant B awards," "Cal Grant C awards," and "Cal Grant T awards." The maximum award in each category shall be determined in the annual Budget Act.

(a) Cal Grant A awards shall be used only for tuition and student fees in an instructional program of no less than two academic years. Commencing as soon as feasible, but no later than the award cycle that provides awards for the 1999-2000 academic year, the eligibility criteria for first-time Cal Grant award recipients who are community college students and transfer to a four-year college or university shall be no more stringent than the eligibility criteria for other first-time Cal Grant award recipients attending a four-year college or university.

(b) Cal Grant B awards shall be used only for tuition, student fees, and subsistence costs in an instructional program of no less than one academic year. Subsistence costs are living expenses, transportation, supplies, and books. Commencing as soon as feasible, but no later than the award cycle that provides awards for the 1999-2000 academic year, the eligibility criteria for first-time Cal Grant award recipients who are community college students and transfer to a four-year college or university shall be no more stringent than the eligibility criteria for other first-time Cal Grant award recipients attending a four-year college or university.

(c) Cal Grant C awards shall be used only for occupational or technical training in a course of no less than four months. There shall be a minimum of 1,570 new Cal Grant C awards each year.

(d) Cal Grant T awards shall be used only for tuition and student fees for a maximum of one academic year of full-time attendance in a program of professional preparation that has been approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing. There shall be a minimum of 3,000 new Cal Grant T awards each year. As a condition of receiving a Cal Grant T award, a recipient shall teach for one year in a high-priority school as defined in subdivision (c) of Section 44765 for each two thousand dollar ($2,000) incentive provided pursuant to Section 69532 through the Cal Grant T Program, for a period not to exceed four years. Any recipient who fails to meet his or her teaching obligation shall repay the Cal Grant T award.

(e) The California Student Aid Commission shall evaluate the Cal Grant T Award program from its inception to determine, of the total number of recipients, the number of recipients who become employed as public school teachers. This evaluation shall be reported on an annual basis to the Governor and the Legislature beginning July 1, 2001.

(Amended by Stats. 2003, Ch. 91, Sec. 26.)

Reference:

Education Code 44765

Education Code 69532