California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 206


Introduced by Assembly Members Mark Stone and Medina

(Principal coauthor: Assembly Member Alejo)

(Coauthors: Assembly Members Santiago and Williams)

January 29, 2015


An act to add Article 18.5 (commencing with Section 69975) to Chapter 2 of Part 42 of Division 5 of Title 3 of the Education Code, relating to student financial aid.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

AB 206, as introduced, Mark Stone. Student financial aid: California DREAM Work-Study Program.

Existing law establishes the Student Aid Commission as the primary state agency for the administration of state-authorized student financial aid programs available to students attending all segments of postsecondary education.

This bill, commencing with the 2016-17 fiscal year, would establish the California DREAM Work-Study Program under the administration of the Student Aid Commission to provide financial aid for students meeting its requirements. These requirements would include: enrollment, or acceptance for enrollment, at a campus of the California State University or the University of California; exemption from nonresident tuition pursuant to a specified provision of existing law or an equivalent provision adopted by the Regents of the University of California; making a timely application for financial aid under a designated provision of existing law; qualification under applicable income and need standards applied to work-study programs at the institution at which the student is enrolled or accepted for enrollment; and meeting additional eligibility requirements as may be deemed appropriate by the institution at which the student is enrolled or accepted for enrollment.

The bill would further require, upon verification that a student is eligible for financial aid under this program, that the Student Aid Commission match 100% of the cost of the work-study grant of a student whose work under the program is accomplished on a campus of the California State University or the University of California or at a campus or other facility of a school district or community college district or 50% of the cost of the work-study grant of a student whose work under the program is accomplished at any other location.

Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:

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SECTION 1.  

Section 69975 is added to the Education Code,
2to read:

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4Article 18.5.  California DREAM Work-Study Program
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69975.  

(a) Commencing with the 2016-17 fiscal year, the
7California DREAM Work-Study Program is hereby established
8under the administration of the Student Aid Commission to provide
9financial aid for students meeting the requirements of this section.

10(b) In order to be eligible for financial aid under this article, a
11student shall meet all of the following requirements, as determined
12by the institution at which he or she is enrolled or has been
13accepted for enrollment:

14(1) Be enrolled, or accepted for enrollment, at a campus of the
15California State University or the University of California.

16(2) Be exempt from nonresident tuition pursuant to Section
1768130.5 or pursuant to equivalent requirements adopted by the
18Regents of the University of California.

19(3) Make a timely application for financial aid under Section
2069508.5.

21(4) Qualify under the income and need standards applied to
22work-study programs by the institution at which the student is
23enrolled or accepted for enrollment.

P3    1(5) Meet additional eligibility requirements as may be deemed
2appropriate by the institution at which the student is enrolled or
3accepted for enrollment.

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69976.  

Upon verification that a student is eligible for financial
5aid under this article, the Student Aid Commission shall provide
6funding in accordance with both of the following:

7(a) The commission shall match 100 percent of the cost of the
8work-study grant of a student whose work under the program is
9accomplished on a campus of the California State University or
10the University of California or at a campus or other facility of a
11school district or community college district.

12(b)  The commission shall match 50 percent of the cost of the
13work-study grant of a student whose work under the program is
14accomplished at a location other than those specified in subdivision
15 (a).



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