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                                    THIRD READING

          Bill No:  AB 330
          Author:   Chau (D), et al.
          Amended:  6/17/14 in Senate
          Vote:     21

           SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE  :  6-0, 6/4/14
          AYES:  Liu, Wyland, Block, Hancock, Huff, Monning
          NO VOTE RECORDED:  Correa, Vacancy, Vacancy

           SENATE BUSINESS, PROF. & ECON. DEVELOP. COMM.  :  8-0, 6/23/14
          AYES: Lieu, Wyland, Berryhill, Corbett, Galgiani, Hernandez,  
            Hill, Torres
          NO VOTE RECORDED: Block

           SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE  :  Senate Rule 28.8
           ASSEMBLY FLOOR  :  53-24, 1/29/14 - See last page for vote

           SUBJECT  :    Student financial aid:  information

           SOURCE  :     Author

           DIGEST  :    This bill requires the California Student Aid  
          Commission (CSAC) and Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education  
          (BPPE) to post additional links on their Internet Web sites to  
          provide information such as net cost, financial aid, and student  
          loan debt that can be used by students and families to evaluate  
          their college choices.

           ANALYSIS  :    Existing law establishes the Cal Grant Program  


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          under the administration of CSAC, and establishes eligibility  
          requirements for awards under the program for participating  
          students attending qualifying institutions.  As a condition for  
          participation in the program, existing law requires each Cal  
          Grant participating institution to annually report specified  
          information to CSAC, which CSAC is required to provide on its  
          Internet Website in a searchable database.  Existing law also  
          requires the CSAC to provide other information and links useful  
          to students and parents who are in the process of selecting a  
          college or university.  

          Existing law also requires, as a condition of participation in  
          the Cal Grant Program, that a "qualifying institution" provide  
          information (on an enrollment or centralized admission website,  
          or on enrollment applications or other information distributed  
          to students) on where to access California license exam passage  
          rates for the most recent available year for undergraduate  
          programs that lead to employment in a field that requires  

          Existing law, until January 1, 2015, establishes the California  
          Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (Act), which  
          provides for the approval, regulation, and enforcement of  
          private postsecondary educational institutions by the BPPE  
          within the Department of Consumer Affairs.  

          Among other things, the Act requires a regulated institution to  
          provide a prospective student with a School Performance Fact  
          Sheet containing information on completion rates, placement  
          rates, license examination passage rates, salary or wage  
          information, the most recent three-year cohort default rate and  
          the percentage of enrolled students receiving federal student  
          loans (if the institution participates in federal financial  
          programs) and other specified information. 
           This bill requires CSAC and BPPE to clearly post, in a  
          conspicuous location on its Internet Website links to the  

          1.The College Affordability and Transparency Center of the  
            United States Department of Education or any successor entity.

          2.The National Center for Higher Education Management Systems or  
            any successor entity.



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          3.Any entity CSAC deems may provide accurate and useful  
            information relating to institutional net cost, financial aid,  
            or student loan debt that can be used by students and families  
            to evaluate postsecondary educational options.

          This bill becomes operative only if an act that becomes  
          operative on or before January 1, 2015, or eliminates the  
          January 1, 2015 repeal date of the California Private  
          Postsecondary Education Act of 2009, as specified.

           FISCAL EFFECT  :    Appropriation:  No   Fiscal Com.:  Yes    
          Local:  No

           SUPPORT  :   (Verified  8/5/14)

          Consumer Attorneys of California

           ARGUMENTS IN SUPPORT  :    According to the author, "comprehensive  
          and meaningful consumer information for students and their  
          families is not readily available to make the best financial and  
          educational decisions about which post-secondary education  
          institution to attend."  The author intends for this bill to  
          "centralize information about student debt within the CSAC  
          and/or the BPPE to provide families with information that is  
          easy to use, compare, and understand, as a way to decide between  
          educational institutions." 

           ASSEMBLY FLOOR  :  53-24, 1/29/14
          AYES:  Alejo, Ammiano, Atkins, Bloom, Bocanegra, Bonilla, Bonta,  
            Bradford, Brown, Buchanan, Ian Calderon, Campos, Chau,  
            Chesbro, Cooley, Dababneh, Daly, Dickinson, Eggman, Fong, Fox,  
            Frazier, Garcia, Gomez, Gonzalez, Gordon, Gorell, Gray, Hall,  
            Roger Hernández, Holden, Jones-Sawyer, Levine, Lowenthal,  
            Medina, Mullin, Muratsuchi, Nazarian, Pan, V. Manuel Pérez,  
            Quirk, Quirk-Silva, Rendon, Ridley-Thomas, Rodriguez, Salas,  
            Skinner, Stone, Ting, Wieckowski, Williams, Yamada, John A.  
          NOES:  Achadjian, Allen, Bigelow, Chávez, Conway, Dahle,  
            Donnelly, Beth Gaines, Gatto, Grove, Hagman, Harkey, Jones,  
            Linder, Maienschein, Mansoor, Melendez, Morrell, Nestande,  
            Olsen, Patterson, Wagner, Waldron, Wilk
          NO VOTE RECORDED:  Logue, Perea, Weber



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          PQ:nl  8/5/14   Senate Floor Analyses 

                           SUPPORT/OPPOSITION:  SEE ABOVE

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