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Last Updated: 2014 Legislative Session

ACCELERATED LEARNING OPTIONS

Education code and legislation in California set rules for the administration of dual enrollment; dual enrollment students are considered special part-time college students and may not enroll for more than 11 units per semester. Education code allows community college districts to waive enrollment fees (tuition) for part-time students, but students must pay for textbooks and transportation unless the school district or college agrees to cover these costs. School districts can claim full average daily attendance (ADA) funding for dually enrolled students as long as they are enrolled in and attend high school for 240 minutes a day. Districts can claim three-quarters ADA for dually enrolled 11th- and 12th-grade students who attend high school for 180 minutes. In order for a college to claim full-time equivalent student funding for dual enrollees, the class must be open and advertised to the general public. Student eligibility may be determined jointly by the school district and the community college; students must obtain their principal's recommendation and parental consent. Summer dual enrollment is limited to five percent of each grade at any high school. (Last updated 2008)

Advanced Placement / Advanced Standing

Cal. Education Code § 33126 - School Accountability Report Card
Cal. Education Code § 47634.1 - Categorical Block Grant Amount for each Charter School
Cal. Education Code § 52240 - Advanced Placement Courses and Exams
Cal. Education Code § 52241 - Advanced Placement: Terms
Cal. Education Code § 52242 - Advanced Placement Exams: Funds for Economically Disadvantaged Pupils
Cal. Education Code § 52243 - Advanced Placement: Report
Cal. Education Code § 52244 - Advanced Placement: Pilot Grant Program
Cal. Education Code § 58907 - Improve Pupil Achievement in High-Priority Schools
Cal. Education Code § 99222 - The High School Mathematics Professional Development Institutes

Dual or Concurrent Enrollment

Cal. Education Code § 48800-48802 - Advanced Education

Early College High Schools

Cal. Education Code § 48800 - Concurrent Enrollment of Pupils in High School and Community College

International Baccalaureate

Cal. Education Code § 52920 - International Baccalaureate Diploma Program
Cal. Education Code § 52920-52922 - International Baccalaureate Diploma Program
Cal. Education Code § 52921 - International Baccalaureate Diploma Program
Cal. Education Code § 52922 - International Baccalaureate Diploma Program; Funds Allocation

Tech-Prep/Technical and Vocational Education

Cal. Education Code § 51225.3 - Required Courses of Study - Courses of Study, Grades 7 to 12
Cal. Education Code § 52372.5 - General Insturctional Programs - Career Technical Education - High School Career Technical Courses
Cal. Education Code § 52372.7 - General Insturctional Programs - Career Technical Education - High School Career Technical Courses
Cal. Education Code § 53082 - School-To-Career Programs
Cal. Education Code § 88532 - California Community Colleges Economic and Workforce Development Program - Centers and Regional Collaboratives
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ADULT LEARNERS

The California Adult Education Program at the Department of Education administers the adult education system in the state. Adult Education Programs are offered by school districts and the California Community College System. School districts can create separate adult schools that offer a variety of classes including: literacy, English as a second language, career and technical, apprenticeships, and life skills. Currently, there are roughly 300 adult schools spread across the state. Some adult schools are located in elementary schools, allowing adults to take classes at the same time and location as their children. However, these adult schools have recently been subject to budget cuts. In 2009, the California Legislature began allowing school districts to use adult education funding for any educational purpose. In addition to district-run adult schools, all 112 colleges in the California Community College System offer adult education classes. California policy also provides education for incarcerated adults in basic education, GED, and English as a second language classes. (Last updated 2013)

Adult Learners, Academic Policy

Cal. Education Code § 41976.1 - Adult Education Courses and Classes, Funding
Cal. Education Code § 52523. - Adult education as supplement for high school curriculum, criteria

Adult Learners, Funding

Cal. Education Code § 41976.1 - Adult Education Courses and Classes, Funding
Cal. Education Code § 52616 - Adult block entitlement, adult education fund
Cal. Education Code § 52616.4 - Expenditures from Adult Education Fund, transfer of revenues deposited in fund, violations
Cal. Education Code § 52617 - Adjustments to allocation of apportionments for adult education average daily attendance, limitations
Cal. Education Code §?52616.16 - Adult Education Revenue Limit Per Unit of Average Daily Attendance, Determination
Cal. Education Code§ 52522 - Plans for adult education innovation and alternative instructional delivery, accountability mechanisms, application requirements, approval by Superintendent of Public Instruction, expenditures, rules and regulations

Governance of Adult Education

Cal. Education Code§ 52522 - Plans for adult education innovation and alternative instructional delivery, accountability mechanisms, application requirements, approval by Superintendent of Public Instruction, expenditures, rules and regulations

Military/Veterans Education

Cal. Education Code § 66025.3 - Tuition Waiver for Certain Eligible Veterans and Dependents
Cal. Education Code § 66025.6 - Postsecondary Education: National Guard, State Military Reserve, and Naval Militia
Cal. Education Code § 69433.4 - Postsecondary Education: National Guard, State Military Reserve, and Naval Militia
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ARTICULATION, TRANSFER, AND ALIGNMENT

The California Academic Partnership Program was established by the General Assembly in 1984 for the purpose of developing cooperative efforts among the state's three postsecondary systems - the University of California (UC), California State University (CSU) and the California Community Colleges (CCC). Legislation passed in 1985 created the Articulation System Stimulating Interinstitutional Transfer Project (more commonly referred to as Project Assist), a computerized transfer planning system designed to distribute campus information and articulation agreements to students. The California Articulation Numbering (CAN), which assigns common numbers to comparable courses across systems and Community College Transfer Centers, which provide advising and counseling to community college students, were also established by statute in the 1980s. Other statewide initiatives in California include the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC), which establishes a general education curriculum student may use to fulfill lower-division general education requirements for either the CSU or UC while enrolled at the community college, and the Intersegmental Major Preparation Articulation Curriculum (IMPAC), an initiative for faculty collaboration in developing a common understanding of major preparation requirements across the three systems. Legislation amended in 2010 directs the three state postsecondary systems to develop, maintain, and disseminate a common core curriculum in general education courses for the purposes of transfer. The new law requires that a student who has successfully completed the transfer core curriculum is deemed to have completed all lower-division general education requirements for the University of California and the California State University. (Last Updated 2011)

Common Course Numbering

Cal. Education Code § 66720 - Common Core Curriculum
Cal. Education Code § 66721 - Common Core Curriculum: Distribution
Cal. Education Code § 66721.5 - Common Core Curriculum: Copies of Current Transfer Core Curriculum
Cal. Education Code § 66722 - Common Core Curriculum: Transfer Function
Cal. Education Code § 66722.5 - Common Core Curriculum: Curricular Requirements

Comprehensive Initiative

Cal. Education Code § 11000-11007 - California Academic Partnership Program
Cal. Education Code § 11020-11024.5 - Academic Improvement and Achievement Act
Cal. Education Code § 11300-11301 - Middle College High Schools
Cal. Education Code § 53080-53084 - School-to-Career Initiatives
Cal. Education Code § 54700-54704 - University and College Opportunities Program
Cal. Education Code § 66745-66749 - Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act
Cal. Education Code § 69560-69566 - Student Opportunity and Access Program
Cal. Education Code § 69640-69656 - Community College Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS)
Cal. Education Code § 71091 - The California Community Colleges - Board of Governors - Office of Chancellor

Exit / Entrance Examinations

Cal. Education Code § 60850 and 60851 - Relating to the High School Exit Examination; English language arts and mathematics
Cal. Education Code § 78219 - Community Colleges, Education Programs - Courses of Study - Student Matriculation

General Education Core

Cal. Education Code § 66745-66749 - Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act

K-12 / Postsecondary Curriculum Alignment

Cal. Education Code § 51226, 51228 and 51226.1 - Academic Rigor and Standards for Career Technical Education
Cal. Education Code § 66204 - Access to Core Curriculum that meets state college and university admissions requirements
Cal. Education Code § 66204 - Admissions: Student Access to Core Curriculum for Admission
Cal. Education Code § 66205.5 - Admissions: Establishing a Model Uniform Set of Academic Standards for High School Courses, Including Career Technical Courses
Cal. Education Code § 66205.7 - Admissions: Model Career Technical Education Curriculum
Cal. Education Code § 66720 - Common Core Curriculum
Cal. Education Code § 66721 - Common Core Curriculum: Distribution
Cal. Education Code § 66721.5 - Common Core Curriculum: Copies of Current Transfer Core Curriculum
Cal. Education Code § 66722 - Common Core Curriculum: Transfer Function
Cal. Education Code § 66722.5 - Common Core Curriculum: Curricular Requirements

New Delivery Systems to Increase Access to Underserved Populations (Technology, Distance Learning, Learning Centers)

Cal. Education Code § 66940 - California Distance Learning Policy
Cal. Education Code § 78016.5 - Public Postsecondary Education: California Community College Baccalaureate Partnership Program

Standards for Admission, Promotion or Graduation

Cal. Education Code § 66201.5 - Admissions: Legislative Intent for Undergraduate Student Population Ratios
Cal. Education Code § 66201.7 - Admissions: Deferred Enrollment
Cal. Education Code § 66202 - Admissions: Enrollment Planning and Admission Priority
Cal. Education Code § 66202.5 - Admissions: Commitment and Planning for Enrollment Growth
Cal. Education Code § 66203 - Admissions: Applicants Denied Admission
Cal. Education Code § 66204 - Admissions: Student Access to Core Curriculum for Admission
Cal. Education Code § 66205 - Admissions: Process for Determining the Standards and Criteria for Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions
Cal. Education Code § 66205.5 - Admissions: Establishing a Model Uniform Set of Academic Standards for High School Courses, Including Career Technical Courses
Cal. Education Code § 66205.6 - Donahoe Higher Education Act - Admissions
Cal. Education Code § 66205.7 - Admissions: Model Career Technical Education Curriculum
Cal. Education Code § 66205.9 - Admissions: Standards to be Made Publicly Available
Cal. Education Code § 66207 - Admissions: Methodology Disclosure
Cal. Education Code § 66745-66749 - Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act
Cal. Education Code § 71091 - The California Community Colleges - Board of Governors - Office of Chancellor
Cal. Education Code § 78219 - Community Colleges, Education Programs - Courses of Study - Student Matriculation

Statewide Articulation Guides

Cal. Education Code § 66730-66744 - Transfer Functions - Student Transfer Agreement Program

Transfer Agreements

Cal. Education Code § 66201 - Admissions: Legislative Intent for Admissions
Cal. Education Code § 66202 - Admissions: Enrollment Planning and Admission Priority
Cal. Education Code § 66202.5 - Admissions: Commitment and Planning for Enrollment Growth
Cal. Education Code § 66730-66744 - Transfer Functions - Student Transfer Agreement Program
Cal. Education Code § 66745-66749 - Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act
Cal. Education Code § 71091 - The California Community Colleges - Board of Governors - Office of Chancellor

Transfer Data Reporting

Cal. Education Code § 66203 - Admissions: Applicants Denied Admission
Cal. Education Code § 66745-66749 - Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act
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DATA AND ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEMS

California has a few ongoing efforts to measure the performance of its systems of higher education. However, the state still works to implement a framework that has the buy-in of all stakeholders, and will measure the overall function and efficiency of the systems in relation to one another and in a statewide context. The Higher Education Accord, an agreement made between the Governor and the University of California (UC) and the California State University (CSU), requires the UC and the CSU to report on a number of performance measures relating to student enrollment data, degree completion rates, and utilization of state resources. In exchange for performance reporting, the Governor agrees to maintain a predictable level of funding to the systems of higher education. Thus, the Higher Education Accord, at least in theory, becomes null in the event of lean budget years when the state cannot provide the funding levels promised in the agreement. In addition, several legislative efforts to implement a statewide framework for higher education have either died in the legislature, or passed but were later vetoed by the Governor. Lastly, the California Postsecondary Education Commission maintains a database of student records from the three systems of public higher education. Using these data, the Commission evaluates performance in the areas of preparation, student success, affordability, and public benefit. (Last updated 2008)

Development of Improved Information Systems

Cal. Education Code § 60900 - Pupil Records; California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System

Performance Based Measures for K-12

Cal. Education Code § 48200.7 - Low Performing Elementary Schools
Cal. Education Code § 52051 - Public School Performance Accountability Program
Cal. Education Code § 52052 - Public School Performance Accountability Program: Academic Performance Index
Cal. Education Code § 52052.2 - Public School Performance Accountability Program: Governor's Performance Awards Program
Cal. Education Code § 52052.5 - Public School Performance Accountability Program: Advisory Committee
Cal. Education Code § 52055.700-52055.780 - Quality Education Investment Act of 2006
Cal. Education Code § 60900 - Pupil Records; California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System

Performance Based Measures for Postsecondary

Cal. Education Code § 66002 - Legislative Findings; Goals; Accountability of Higher Education Segments
Cal. Education Code § 66070-66072 - Higher Education Assessment Act of 1990
Cal. Education Code § 66901 - California Postsecondary Education Commission; Creation
Cal. Education Code § 66902 - General Provisions
Cal. Education Code § 89295 - Reporting of Performance Measures

Cal. Education Code § 92675 - Reporting of Performance Measures

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EARLY OUTREACH PROGRAMS

At the state level, California does not have not a state-level pre-college outreach policy with goals and strategies nor a systematic way to identify and target students, collect student data across segments, allocate funds, evaluate programs, and report data. California has dozens of programs, with a variety of funding streams, goals, objectives, and populations of students being served. The state's postsecondary systems run their own pre-college outreach programs (the University of California System has approximately 15). The California Postsecondary Education Commission categorizes the state's outreach programs as follows: "Informational Outreach Programs" include Cal-SOAP, EOP, and Talent Search; "Student Academic Preparation" programs include AVID, MESA, Middle College, Puente, Upward Bound, and EAOP; and "School Improvement Programs" include ArtsBridge, College Prep, and CAPP. Several of those, such as Cal-SOAP and EOPS are in statute. Cal-SOAP focuses on raising the achievement levels of students from low-income families, from schools or geographic areas with documented low eligibility or college participation rates, or from families in which they would be the first to attend college. EOPS is a community college program that assists students in achieving their educational objectives and goals, including obtaining associate degrees and transferring to four-year institutions. (Prepared by Andrea Venezia, Consultant, FY 2003)

College Test Preparation

Cal. Education Code § 99300 - Early Assessment Program: Expanded to Include California Community Colleges
Cal. Education Code § 99301 - Early Assessment Program: Activities of Participating Community Colleges

Community Outreach

Cal. Education Code § 52890 - Outreach Consultants
Cal. Education Code § 69640-69656 - Community College Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS)

Early Awareness Programs / College Prep

Cal. Education Code § 54710 - Early Commitment to College Program: Established
Cal. Education Code § 54711 - Early Commitment to College Program: Definitions and Participation
Cal. Education Code § 54712 - Early Commitment to College Program: College Opportunity Zones and Pledge
Cal. Education Code § 54713 - Early Commitment to College Program: Student Commitment
Cal. Education Code § 54714 - Early Commitment to College Program: Support and Existing Agreements
Cal. Education Code § 54715 - Early Commitment to College Program: Report
Cal. Education Code § 54716 - Early Commitment to College Program: Sunset Clause

Transition or Bridge Programs

Cal. Education Code § 8630-8633 - California Summer Science and Technology Academy
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EQUITY AND DIVERSITY


Affirmative Action/Diversity Initiatives

Cal. Constitution Section 1 Article 31 - Prohibition against discrimination or preferential treatment by state and other public entities
Cal. Education Code § 44100 - Affirmative Action Hiring--K-12 (Especially Administrative Positions)
Cal. Education Code § 200-201 - Education Equity
Cal. Education Code § 66205 - Public Postsecondary Education: Admissions Policies

Anti-discrimination

Cal. Education Code § 66010.2 - Donahoe Higher Education Act - Comprehensive Mission Statement
Cal. Education Code § 66027 - Donahoe Higher Education Act - General Provisions
Cal. Education Code § 66251 - Equity in Higher Education - Title and Declaration of Purpose
Cal. Education Code § 66260.7 - Equity in Higher Education - Definitions
Cal. Education Code § 66271.2 - Equity in Higher Education - Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Equity in Higher Education
Cal. Education Code § 66271.3 - Equity in Higher Education - Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Equity in Higher Education
Cal. Education Code § 66302 - Donahoe Higher Education Act - Rules of Student Conduct
Cal. Education Code § 67380 - Donahoe Higher Education Act - Student Safety
Cal. Education Code § 69762 - Student Financial Aid Programs - Federal Family Education Loan Program
Cal. Education Code § 87400 - Employees - Employment - General Provisions
Cal. Education Code § 89307.2 - Students - Gloria Romero Open Meetings Act of 2000

Course Equalization

Ca. A.B. 833 - Relates to the Distribution of inexperienced teachers among school districts and schools.
Cal. Education Code § 200-201 - Education Equity

Efforts to Close Achievement Gaps

Cal. Education Code § 66010.2 - Donahoe Higher Education Act - Comprehensive Mission Statement
Cal. Education Code § 66205 - Public Postsecondary Education: Admissions Policies
Cal. Education Code § 67380 - Donahoe Higher Education Act - Student Safety

Funding Equalization

Ca. A.B. 833 - Relates to the Distribution of inexperienced teachers among school districts and schools.

Laws and Referenda

Cal. Civil Code § 51 - Unruh Civil Rights Act
Cal. Civil Code § 51.7 - Ralph Civil Rights Act -- Protection From Hate Crimes
Cal. Constitution Section 1 Article 31 - Prohibition against discrimination or preferential treatment by state and other public entities
Cal. Education Code § 66027 - Donahoe Higher Education Act - General Provisions
Cal. Education Code § 66271.2 - Equity in Higher Education - Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Equity in Higher Education
Cal. Education Code § 66271.3 - Equity in Higher Education - Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Equity in Higher Education

Legal Issues

Cal. Education Code § 66302 - Donahoe Higher Education Act - Rules of Student Conduct
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FINANCE

California's higher education institutions do not charge tuition, but fees. At the four-year institutions, the Educational Fee is a university-wide mandatory charge assessed against each resident and nonresident student and is assessed uniformly across all university campuses. Income generated from this fee funds programs and services such as financial aid, admissions, registration, administration, and libraries, and also supports the university's operating budget. The president of each campus recommends the annual Educational Fee level to the board. The University Registration Fee also is a university-wide mandatory charge assessed against each resident and nonresident student, but it is not assessed uniformly across all campuses. Income generated from this fee may be used to support services which benefit the student and are complementary to the instructional program. The Board of Regents establishes a range within which campuses are to set a specific fee level, and after soliciting student views, the chancellor submits to the president the recommended fee level for final review and approval. The governing board of each community college district charges a fee per unit per semester. Tuition waivers exist for residents 60 years of age or older, eligible employees of California postsecondary institutions, veterans and dependants of military personnel, and spouses and dependants of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty or of individuals killed in the Sept 11 attacks. (Prepared by the State Higher Education Executive Officers, 2008)

Authority to Set Tuition and Fees

Cal. Education Code § 68051 - Method of Calculation for Nonresident Tuition
Cal. Education Code § 68130-68130.5 - Nonresident Tuition Waiver
Cal. Education Code § 76300 - Fees at Community Colleges
Cal. Education Code § 76355 - Specific Fees at Community Colleges
Cal. Education Code § 76360 - Specific Fees at Community Colleges
Cal. Education Code § 76361 - Specific Fees at Community Colleges
Cal. Education Code § 76370 - Fees for Auditing Courses at Community Colleges
Cal. Education Code § 76375 - Fees for Student Body Centers at Community Colleges
Cal. Education Code § 76385 - Authorized Fees
Cal. Education Code § 76395 - Fees for Use of Nondistrict Facilities
Cal. Education Code § 78300 - Fees for Community Service Classes
Cal. Education Code § 79121 - Fees for Use of Child Development Centers
Cal. Education Code § 89300 - Fees for Student Body Organizations
Cal. Education Code § 89301 - Fees for Student Body Organizations with Respect to Nonresident Students Who Are Citizens and Residents of Foreign Countries
Cal. Education Code § 89304 - Building and Operating Fees
Cal. Education Code § 89411 - Fee for Child Centers
Cal. Education Code § 90142 - Installment Payments
Cal. Education Code § 94010 - Tuition at Leland Stanford Junior University

Fee-Specific Policies

Cal. Education Code § 3148 - Fees for the Renewal of a Certificate of Registration
Cal. Education Code § 4973 - Fee for the Inspection of a School or College of Acupuncture
Cal. Education Code § 76060.5 - Student Representation Fee
Cal. Education Code § 76355 - Specific Fees at Community Colleges
Cal. Education Code § 76360 - Specific Fees at Community Colleges
Cal. Education Code § 76361 - Specific Fees at Community Colleges
Cal. Education Code § 76370 - Fees for Auditing Courses at Community Colleges
Cal. Education Code § 76375 - Fees for Student Body Centers at Community Colleges
Cal. Education Code § 76380 - Fees for a Class in English and Citizenship
Cal. Education Code § 76385 - Authorized Fees
Cal. Education Code § 76395 - Fees for Use of Nondistrict Facilities
Cal. Education Code § 78300 - Fees for Community Service Classes
Cal. Education Code § 79121 - Fees for Use of Child Development Centers
Cal. Education Code § 89300 - Fees for Student Body Organizations
Cal. Education Code § 89301 - Fees for Student Body Organizations with Respect to Nonresident Students Who Are Citizens and Residents of Foreign Countries
Cal. Education Code § 89304 - Building and Operating Fees
Cal. Education Code § 89411 - Fee for Child Centers
Cal. Education Code § 89700.1 - Fee Installment Plans

Reciprocity Agreements

Cal. Education Code § 66803 - Interstate Attendance Agreement
Cal. Education Code § 68123 - Reciprocity Agreements Between Institutions Within the State

Tuition and Fee Waivers

Cal. Education Code § 66025.3 - Tuition Waiver for Certain Eligible Veterans and Dependents
Cal. Education Code § 66025.6 - Postsecondary Education: National Guard, State Military Reserve, and Naval Militia
Cal. Education Code § 68120 - Tuition Waiver for Eligible Spouses or Dependents of Active Law Enforcement Officers Killed in the Line of Duty
Cal. Education Code § 68120 - Public Postsecondary Education: Fees and Tuition: Waiver: Survivors of Deceased Law Enforcement and Firefighting Personnel
Cal. Education Code § 68121 - Tuition Waiver Individual Killed in the Attacks of September 11, 2001
Cal. Education Code § 68130-68130.5 - Nonresident Tuition Waiver
Cal. Education Code § 69433.4 - Postsecondary Education: National Guard, State Military Reserve, and Naval Militia
Cal. Education Code § 69656 - Fee Waiver for admissions applications for EOPS Transfer Students
Cal. Education Code § 76140 - Community College Tuition Fees
Cal. Education Code § 76300 - Fees at Community Colleges
Cal. Education Code § 76300.5 - Students - Fees - Enrollment Fees and Financial Aid
Cal. Education Code § 76355 - Specific Fees at Community Colleges
Cal. Education Code § 76360 - Specific Fees at Community Colleges
Cal. Education Code § 76361 - Specific Fees at Community Colleges
Cal. Education Code § 76375 - Fees for Student Body Centers at Community Colleges
Cal. Education Code § 76380 - Fees for a Class in English and Citizenship
Cal. Education Code § 88227 - Tuition Waivers Eligible Employees
Cal. Education Code § 89330 - Tuition Waivers for Persons 60 Years of Age or Older
Cal. Education Code § 89332 - Tuition Waiver Limitations
Cal. Education Code § 89710 - Tuition Waiver for Employees at the California State University

Tuition and Fees, General Policy

Cal. Education Code § 66025 - Systemwide Fees Charged to Resident Undergraduate Students at the University of California and the California State University
Cal. Education Code § 66057 - Year-Round Academic Programs
Cal. Education Code § 68052 - Nonresident Tuition
Cal. Education Code § 69980 - Golden State Scholarshare Trust Act Definitions
Cal. Education Code § 76300 - Fees at Community Colleges
Cal. Education Code § 76355 - Specific Fees at Community Colleges
Cal. Education Code § 76360 - Specific Fees at Community Colleges
Cal. Education Code § 76361 - Specific Fees at Community Colleges
Cal. Education Code § 76370 - Fees for Auditing Courses at Community Colleges
Cal. Education Code § 76375 - Fees for Student Body Centers at Community Colleges
Cal. Education Code § 76380 - Fees for a Class in English and Citizenship
Cal. Education Code § 89304 - Building and Operating Fees
Cal. Education Code § 89700.1 - Fee Installment Plans
Cal. Education Code § 89708 - Adequate Tuition at the California State University
Cal. Education Code § 94820 - Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education: Definition
Cal. Education Code § 94821 - Change in business organization form: Definition
Cal. Education Code § 94828 - Curriculum: Definition
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RESIDENCY

Residency policies are set in the state legislature. California Education Code states that the governing boards of institutions shall adopt rules and regulations for determining a student's residency classification. Generally, students qualify for resident tuition rates if they attended a California high school for three or more years, have graduated from a California high school, and are registered as an entering student at a public postsecondary institution. If the student is without lawful immigration status, he or she must file an affidavit with the institution of higher education stating that he or she will file an application to legalize his or her immigration status. Nonresident students are required to pay nonresident tuition, in addition to fees required by the institution. The nonresident tuition rates will be set by each public institution's governing board. For out-of-state students to be deemed a resident, one year of physical presence in California along with the intent to reside in the state indefinitely is required. If a dependent, the student's domicile is that of the parent(s). If classified as a nonresident, the student will be required to demonstrate at least three years of financial independence before being reclassified as a resident student. Undergraduate students who are active members of the United States Armed Forces are granted resident tuition benefits. (Last updated 2008)

Residency Policies Related to Military Service

Cal. Education Code § 68074 - Student Residency Requirements - Exceptions to Residence Determination
Cal. Education Code § 68075 - Student Residency Requirements - Exceptions to Residence Determination

Residency Policies Related to Tuition and Fees

Cal. Education Code § 66021.6 - Donahoe Higher Education Act - General Provisions
Cal. Education Code § 66021.7 - Donahoe Higher Education Act - General Provisions - California Dream Act of 2011
Cal. Education Code § 68130.7 - Student Residency Requirements - Miscellaneous provisions
Cal. Education Code § 69508.5 - Student Financial Aid Programs - General Provisions
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STUDENT FINANCIAL AID

The state of California only supports need-based aid. The Student Aid Commission is the state's principal provider of intersegmental statewide aid to postsecondary students and administers the state's four-tiered Cal Grant program and the Governor's Scholarship Programs. Cal Grant Program A is for both low- and middle-income students who meet the high school GPA requirement of 3.0. Cal Grant B is for low-income students and requires a high school GPA of 2.0; Cal Grant C is for students enrolled at career colleges, such as community colleges or vocational schools. Cal Grant T is a one-year award for students with a bachelor's degree who are working towards an initial teaching credential. In addition, California offers an Assumption Program of Loans for Education (APLE) for teachers at low-income schools and/or those who are teaching math, science or special education. This state also has a college saving trust (ScholarShare). For the 2005-2006 academic year, California awarded 758,181 million for need-based student aid. (Prepared by the State Higher Education Executive Officers, 2008)

Financial Aid/Scholarships

Cal. Education Code § 69430 - Ortiz-Pacheco-Poochigian-Vasconcellos Cal Grant Program: Citation
Cal. Education Code § 69431 - Ortiz-Pacheco-Poochigian-Vasconcellos Cal Grant Program: Established
Cal. Education Code § 69432 - Ortiz-Pacheco-Poochigian-Vasconcellos Cal Grant Program: Award Amounts
Cal. Education Code § 69432.5 - Ortiz-Pacheco-Poochigian-Vasconcellos Cal Grant Program: Federal Grant Funds
Cal. Education Code § 69432.7 - Ortiz-Pacheco-Poochigian-Vasconcellos Cal Grant Program: Terms
Cal. Education Code § 69432.8 - Ortiz-Pacheco-Poochigian-Vasconcellos Cal Grant Program: Advance Payment
Cal. Education Code § 69432.9 - Ortiz-Pacheco-Poochigian-Vasconcellos Cal Grant Program: Financial Need
Cal. Education Code § 69433 - Ortiz-Pacheco-Poochigian-Vasconcellos Cal Grant Program: Renewal
Cal. Education Code § 69433.2 - Ortiz-Pacheco-Poochigian-Vasconcellos Cal Grant Program - General Provisions
Cal. Education Code § 69433.4 - Ortiz-Pacheco-Poochigian-Vasconcellos Cal Grant Program: Member of the Military
Cal. Education Code § 69433.5 - Ortiz-Pacheco-Poochigian-Vasconcellos Cal Grant Program: Eligibility
Cal. Education Code § 69433.6 - Ortiz-Pacheco-Poochigian-Vasconcellos Cal Grant Program: Years of Eligibility
Cal. Education Code § 69433.7 - Ortiz-Pacheco-Poochigian-Vasconcellos Cal Grant Program: Regulations
Cal. Education Code § 69433.8 - Ortiz-Pacheco-Poochigian-Vasconcellos Cal Grant Program: No Guarantee of Admission
Cal. Education Code § 69433.9 - Ortiz-Pacheco-Poochigian-Vasconcellos Cal Grant Program: Eligibility
Cal. Education Code § 69434 - Cal Grant A Awards
Cal. Education Code § 69434.5 - Cal Grant A Awards: Community Colleges
Cal. Education Code § 69435 - Cal Grant B Awards
Cal. Education Code § 69435.3 - Cal Grant B Awards: Criteria
Cal. Education Code § 69436 - California Community College Transfer Cal Grant Entitlement Program
Cal. Education Code § 69436.5 - California Community College Transfer Cal Grant Entitlement Program: Reporting
Cal. Education Code § 69660 - California Physician Assistant Loan Assumption Program: Legislative Declaration
Cal. Education Code § 69661 - California Physician Assistant Loan Assumption Program: Established
Cal. Education Code § 69661.5 - California Physician Assistant Loan Assumption Program: Definitions
Cal. Education Code § 69662 - California Physician Assistant Loan Assumption Program: Eligibility
Cal. Education Code § 69663 - California Physician Assistant Loan Assumption Program: Student Nominations
Cal. Education Code § 69664 - California Physician Assistant Loan Assumption Program: Qualifying Institutions
Cal. Education Code § 69665 - California Physician Assistant Loan Assumption Program: Payments
Cal. Education Code § 69666 - California Physician Assistant Loan Assumption Program: Terms of Loan Assumption
Cal. Education Code § 69667 - California Physician Assistant Loan Assumption Program: Service Requirements
Cal. Education Code § 69668 - California Physician Assistant Loan Assumption Program: Encourage Participation
Cal. Education Code § 69669 - California Physician Assistant Loan Assumption Program: Commission to Adopt Rules and Regulations
Cal. Education Code § 69670 - California Physician Assistant Loan Assumption Program: Commission Report
Cal. Education Code § 69671 - California Physician Assistant Loan Assumption Program: LAO Report
Cal. Education Code § 69672 - California Physician Assistant Loan Assumption Program: Program Fund Established
Cal. Education Code § 69673 - California Physician Assistant Loan Assumption Program: Program Contingent on Available Moneys
Cal. Education Code § 69674 - California Physician Assistant Loan Assumption Program: Agreement Commencement
Cal. Education Code § 69675 - California Physician Assistant Loan Assumption Program: Sunset Clause
Cal. Education Code § 70010-70011.9 - California Memorial Scholarship Program / 911 Victims
Cal. Education Code § 89241 - California Student Athlete Fair Opportunity Act of 2005
Cal. Education Code § 89500.7 - Ethics Statutes and Regulations Orientation Course
Cal. Education Code § 92611.7 - Ethics Statutes and Regulations Orientation Course
Cal. Health and Safety Code § 128385 - Creates Registered Nurse Education Program within the Health Professions Education Foundation

Funds to Support Student Exams

Cal. Education Code § 69999.6-69999.8 - Governors Scholarship Programs

Tuition Savings Plan

Cal. Education Code § 69980 - Golden State Scholarshare College Savings Trust: Definitions
Cal. Education Code § 69981 - Golden State Scholarshare College Savings Trust: Board Purposes, Powers, and Duties
Cal. Education Code § 69982 - Golden State Scholarshare College Savings Trust: Board Powers and Authority
Cal. Education Code § 69983 - Golden State Scholarshare College Savings Trust: Participation Agreements
Cal. Education Code § 69984 - Golden State Scholarshare College Savings Trust: Funds
Cal. Education Code § 69986 - Golden State Scholarshare College Savings Trust: Rules
Cal. Education Code § 69989 - Golden State Scholarshare College Savings Trust: Annual Audited Financial Report
Cal. Education Code § 69990 - Golden State Scholarshare College Savings Trust: Annual Listing of Distributions
Cal. Education Code § 69992 - Golden State Scholarshare College Savings Trust: Marketing Efforts
Cal. Education Code § 69993 - Golden State Scholarshare College Savings Trust: Funding for Startup and First-Year Administrative Costs
Cal. Education Code § 69999.6-69999.8 - Governors Scholarship Programs
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STUDENT RETENTION


Efforts Aimed at Underserved Students

Cal. Education Code § 66025.9 - Donahoe Higher Education Act - General Provisions
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TEACHING QUALITY

Over the past decade, California faced severe teacher shortages due to booming student enrollment and class size reduction policies. In the wake of requirements under the No Child Left Behind Act for "highly qualified teachers", California has tightened up its licensing/credentialing procedures to move fully credentialed, highly qualified teachers into classrooms that were previously staffed with teachers with emergency credentials. In 2006, the state implemented a statewide teacher database, known as the California Longitudinal Teacher Integrated Data System, to house employment information using unique teacher identifiers to better inform the state about teacher preparation, recruitment and retention efforts. California also has worked to improve the quality of staff development. However, the state currently faces severe budget woes, and funding for current policies remain in question. (Last updated 2008)

Financial Incentives (Scholarships, Loans, Grants)

Cal. Education Code § 44400-44405 - California Mathematics Initiative for Teaching
Cal. Education Code § 44735 - Teaching as a Priority Block Grant
Cal. Education Code § 70000-70005 - Governors Teaching Fellowships
Cal. Education Code § 99220-99226 - California Professional Development Institutes
Cal. Education Code § 99300-99301 - Early Assessment Program

Licensure and Certification

Cal. Education Code § 44210-44239 - Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Cal. Education Code § 44250-44277 - Teacher Licensure and Credentialing
Cal. Education Code § 44257.3 - Employees - Teacher Credentialing - Credential Types
Cal. Education Code § 44270.5 - Teacher Credentialing; administrative services credential
Cal. Education Code § 44280-44298 - Subject Matter Examinations and Assessments
Cal. Education Code § 44468 - Teacher Credentialing: Internship Programs
Cal. Education Code § 45330 - Paraprofessionals; Instructional Aides; Qualifications

Mentoring and Teacher Induction Programs

Cal. Education Code § 44250-44277 - Teacher Licensure and Credentialing
Cal. Education Code § 44305-44308 - California Pre-Internship Teaching Program
Cal. Education Code § 44320-44324 - Professional Preparation
Cal. Education Code § 44390-44393 - California School Paraprofessional Teacher Training Program

Professional Development

Cal. Education Code § 44210-44239 - Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Cal. Education Code § 44250-44277 - Teacher Licensure and Credentialing
Cal. Education Code § 44270.5 - Teacher Credentialing; administrative services credential
Cal. Education Code § 44309 - Telecommunications-Based Professional Development Pilot Project for Teachers in Hard to Staff Schools.
Cal. Education Code § 44320-44324 - Professional Preparation
Cal. Education Code § 44390-44393 - California School Paraprofessional Teacher Training Program
Cal. Education Code § 44579-44579.4 - Instructional Time and Staff Development Reform Program
Cal. Education Code § 44700-44705 - Classroom Teacher Instructional Improvement Program
Cal. Education Code § 44720-44725 - Coursework in Mathematics for Teachers of Mathematics Who Teach Pupils in Grades 4-12
Cal. Education Code § 44755-44757.5 - Teacher Reading Instruction and Development Program For Grades K-3
Cal. Education Code § 44758 - 44759.7 - Teacher Reading Instruction Development Program for Grades 4-8
Cal. Education Code § 99200 - Instructional Strategies - Subject Matter Projects
Cal. Education Code § 99200.5 - Instructional Strategies - Subject Matter Projects
Cal. Education Code § 99201 - Instructional Strategies - Subject Matter Projects
Cal. Education Code § 99202 - Instructional Strategies - Subject Matter Projects
Cal. Education Code § 99203 - Instructional Strategies - Subject Matter Projects
Cal. Education Code § 99206 - Instructional Strategies - Subject Matter Projects
Cal. Education Code § 99220-99226 - California Professional Development Institutes
Cal. Education Code § 99223 - Joint development of Algebra Academies Professional Development Institutes.

Recruitment

Cal. Education Code § 44390-44393 - California School Paraprofessional Teacher Training Program
Cal. Education Code § 44651-44754.5 - Certificated Staff Performance Awards for Improved Student Achievement in Underachieving Schools
Cal. Education Code § 44750 - Teacher Recruitment Resource Center
Cal. Education Code § 99300-99301 - Early Assessment Program

Supply and Demand Strategies

Cal. Education Code § 10600-10610 - California Education Information System-Teachers
Cal. Education Code § 44270.5 - Teacher Credentialing; administrative services credential
Cal. Education Code § 44305-44308 - California Pre-Internship Teaching Program
Cal. Education Code § 44390-44393 - California School Paraprofessional Teacher Training Program
Cal. Education Code § 44400-44405 - California Mathematics Initiative for Teaching
Cal. Education Code § 44651-44754.5 - Certificated Staff Performance Awards for Improved Student Achievement in Underachieving Schools
Cal. Education Code § 44735 - Teaching as a Priority Block Grant
Cal. Education Code § 44750 - Teacher Recruitment Resource Center
Cal. Education Code § 44760-44763 - Teacher Incentive Program of 1990
Cal. Education Code § 70000-70005 - Governors Teaching Fellowships

Teacher Preparation

Cal. Education Code § 10000-10003 - Exchange of Teaching Personnel
Cal. Education Code § 44210-44239 - Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Cal. Education Code § 44238 - An act relating to teachers; Teacher Training - Cultural Competency - AB54 2003
Cal. Education Code § 44280-44298 - Subject Matter Examinations and Assessments
Cal. Education Code § 44309 - Telecommunications-Based Professional Development Pilot Project for Teachers in Hard to Staff Schools.
Cal. Education Code § 44400-44405 - California Mathematics Initiative for Teaching
Cal. Education Code § 44700-44705 - Classroom Teacher Instructional Improvement Program
Cal. Education Code § 44720-44725 - Coursework in Mathematics for Teachers of Mathematics Who Teach Pupils in Grades 4-12
Cal. Education Code § 44755-44757.5 - Teacher Reading Instruction and Development Program For Grades K-3
Cal. Education Code § 44758 - 44759.7 - Teacher Reading Instruction Development Program for Grades 4-8
Cal. Education Code § 66050-66053 - Quality Undergraduate Education
Cal. Education Code § 99200 - Instructional Strategies - Subject Matter Projects
Cal. Education Code § 99200.5 - Instructional Strategies - Subject Matter Projects
Cal. Education Code § 99201 - Instructional Strategies - Subject Matter Projects
Cal. Education Code § 99202 - Instructional Strategies - Subject Matter Projects
Cal. Education Code § 99203 - Instructional Strategies - Subject Matter Projects
Cal. Education Code § 99206 - Instructional Strategies - Subject Matter Projects
Cal. Education Code § 99220-99226 - California Professional Development Institutes
Cal. Education Code § 99223 - Joint development of Algebra Academies Professional Development Institutes.
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