(a) Cal Grant A awards and Cal Grant B awards may be renewed for a total of four years of full-time attendance in an undergraduate program provided that financial need continues to exist. Commencing with the 1989-90 academic year, the total number of years of eligibility for grants pursuant to this section shall be based on the student's educational level in his or her course of study as designated by the institution of attendance when the recipient initially receives payment for a grant.
(b) For a student enrolled in an institutionally prescribed five-year undergraduate program, Cal Grant A awards and Cal Grant B awards may be renewed for a total of five years of full-time attendance, provided that financial need continues to exist.
(c) Cal Grant Program award recipients who have completed a baccalaureate degree and who have been admitted to and are enrolled in a program of professional teacher preparation at an institution approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing are eligible for renewal of a Cal Grant Program award for an additional year of full-time attendance, if financial need continues to exist.
Payment for this additional year is limited to only those courses required for an initial teaching authorization. Awards under this section may not be used for other courses.
This section applies to those students who complete a baccalaureate degree in or after 1989. A student's Cal Grant renewal eligibility shall not have lapsed more than 15 months prior to the payment of an award for purposes of this section.
(Amended by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1113, Sec. 17.3.)