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Cal Grant Alternative Delivery System Pilot Program   

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(a) The commission shall adopt emergency regulations by July 1, 2010, establishing the pilot alternative Cal Grant delivery system to allow a qualifying institution to elect to administer Cal Grant awards under the Cal Grant A Entitlement Program (Article 2 (commencing with Section 69434)), the Cal Grant B Entitlement Program (Article 3 (commencing with Section 69435)), and the California Community College Transfer Cal Grant Entitlement Program (Article 4 (commencing with Section 69436)). The regulations shall be consistent with this article.

(b) The commission shall convene an advisory task force to assist in understanding the technical and data requirements necessary for implementation of the pilot program. The task force shall be convened within 15 days of the effective date of this section. The task force shall be composed of commission staff and representatives of institutions interested in participating in the pilot program.

(c) To ensure unobstructed student access to Cal Grant awards, the alternative delivery system shall not impair the commission's ability to keep track of all students as long as they may be eligible for any Cal Grant awards and other student financial aid administered by the commission. The pilot alternative delivery system shall not impair the commission's ability to communicate with, and make awards to, students if they are eligible for Cal Grant awards.

(d) To ensure accountability for, and integrity of, state funds, the alternative delivery system shall not impair the commission's ability to do any of the following:

(1) Pay Cal Grant awards.

(2) Disburse funds to qualifying institutions.

(3) Confirm Cal Grants awarded by qualifying institutions.

(4) Require qualifying institutions to conform Cal Grants they have awarded to the requirements of this chapter.

(5) Require qualifying institutions to provide student and Cal Grant award information to the commission at times deemed necessary by the commission.

(e) The commission may adopt any other requirements that are necessary to ensure that the alternative delivery system provides students with financial need with access to, and choice of, an institution of higher education.

(Added by Stats. 2009, Ch. 644, Sec. 4.)

Reference:

Education Code 69434

Education Code 69435

Education Code 69436