AB 573, as amended, Medina. Higher education: campus closures: Corinthian Colleges.
(1) Existing law establishes the California Community Colleges under the administration of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, and establishes community college districts throughout the state that operate community colleges and provide instruction to students. Existing law requires community college districts to charge each student a fee of $46 per unit per semester. Existing law requires the waiver of this fee for students meeting prescribed requirements.
This bill would, until July 1, 2018, require the board of governors to waive the fee for students who meet prescribed requirements, were enrolled at a California campus of a Corinthian Colleges, Inc., institution, and were either unable to complete an educational program offered by the campus due to the campus’s closure on April 27, 2015, or
withdrew from an educational program offered by a campus within 120
begin delete days, or a greater period determined by the
Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, of the campus’s closure on April 27, 2015.end delete To the extent this provision would impose additional duties on community college districts, it would constitute a state-mandated local program.
(2) The California Private Postsecondary Education Act of
begin delete 2009,end delete provides for the regulation of private postsecondary educational institutions by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education in the Department of Consumer Affairs. The act requires an institution subject to its provisions to follow certain requirements prior to closing.
This bill would require the bureau to establish a standing task force to respond to the closure of institutions that do not comply with these requirements prior to closing. The bill would require the task force to assist the students who were enrolled at, or in an online program offered by, an institution that closes in, among other things, obtaining refunds, loan discharges, and tuition recovery. The bill would, upon the unlawful closure of an institution, require the bureau to provide timely grant funds to local legal aid organizations to assist students of that institution with loan discharge requests and tuition recovery related claims, as specified.
(3) This bill would appropriate the sum of $1,300,000 from the
Private Postsecondary Education Administration Fund to the Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education for the purposes of providing financial grants to legal aid organizations, as described above, for students affected by the closure of
begin delete Corinthiansend delete Colleges, Inc., as specified, thereby making an appropriation.
(4) The act also establishes the Student Tuition Recovery Fund and requires the bureau to adopt regulations governing the administration and maintenance of the fund, including requirements relating to assessments on students and student claims against the fund, and establishes that the moneys in this fund are continuously appropriated to the bureau for specified purposes. The act caps the amount that may be in the fund at any time at $25,000,000.
This bill would deem a student who was enrolled at a California campus of a Corinthian Colleges, Inc., institution, or a California student who was enrolled in an online program offered by an out-of-state campus of a Corinthian Colleges, Inc., institution, to be eligible for recovery from the fund under specified circumstances. By expanding the purpose for which moneys in the Student Tuition Recovery Fund may be used, this bill would make an appropriation. The bill would raise the cap for the fund to $50,000,000.
(5) The Cal Grant Program prohibits an applicant from receiving Cal Grant awards totaling in excess of the amount equivalent to the award level for a total of four years of full-time attendance in an undergraduate program, except as provided.
This bill would exempt from this limitation on Cal Grant awards a student who was enrolled and received a Cal Grant award at a California campus of a Corinthian Colleges, Inc., institution, and who was unable to complete an educational program offered by the campus due to its closure.
(6) This bill would appropriate $100,000 from the General Fund to the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges for allocation to a community college district for the purpose of conducting a statewide media campaign to inform students affected by the closure of Corinthian Colleges, Inc., of the education opportunities available at community colleges, thereby making an appropriation.
Funds appropriated by this bill to a community college district would be applied toward the minimum funding requirements for school districts and community college districts imposed by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution.
(7) The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to these statutory provisions.
(8) This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.
Vote: 2⁄3. Appropriation: yes. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: yes.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
(a) It is the intent of the Legislature that the
2California Community Colleges shall utilize available resources
3to provide matriculation services, including, but not limited to,
4assessments, counseling, and academic
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6of a Corinthian Colleges, Inc., institution, including Heald College,
begin delete or was aend delete California begin delete studentend delete enrolled in one or more
8online programs offered by an out-of-state campus of a Corinthian
9Colleges, Inc., institution
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10of Corinthian Colleges, Inc., that took place on April 27, 2015.
11(b) (1) The sum of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000)
12is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the Chancellor
13of the California Community Colleges for allocation to a
14community college district to conduct a statewide media campaign
15to inform students affected by the closure of Corinthian Colleges,
16Inc., of education opportunities available at community colleges.
17(2) For purposes of making the computations required by Section
188 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, the funds
19appropriated pursuant to this section shall be deemed to be
20“General Fund revenues appropriated for community college
21districts,” as defined in subdivision (d) of Section 41202 of the
22Education Code, for the 2014-15 fiscal year, and included within
23the “total allocations to school districts and community college
24districts from General Fund proceeds of taxes appropriated pursuant
25to Article XIII B,” as defined in subdivision (e) of Section 41202
26of the Education Code, for the 2014-15 fiscal year.
It is the intent of the Legislature that unencumbered
28restitution funds awarded to the
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29funds pursuant to Section 5 of this act,end delete
30involving Corinthian Colleges,
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31institutions, including Heald College, shall be used to repay any
32funds provided to those students pursuant to
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Section 69433.61 is added to the Education Code, to
Notwithstanding any other law, a student who
2was enrolled and received a Cal Grant award at a California campus of a Corinthian
4Colleges, Inc., institution, including Heald College, and was unable
5to complete an educational program offered by the campus due to
6the campus’s closure on April 27, 2015, shall not have the award
7years used at a Corinthian Colleges, Inc., campus considered for
8purposes of the limitation on the number of years of Cal Grant
Section 76300 of the Education Code is amended to
(a) The governing board of each community college
25district shall charge each student a fee pursuant to this section.
26(b) (1) The fee prescribed by this section shall be forty-six
27dollars ($46) per unit per semester, effective with the summer term
28of the 2012 calendar year.
29(2) The board of governors shall proportionately adjust the
30amount of the fee for term lengths based upon a quarter system,
31and also shall proportionately adjust the amount of the fee for
32summer sessions, intersessions, and other short-term courses. In
33making these adjustments, the board of governors may round the
34per unit fee and the per term or per session fee to the nearest dollar.
35(c) For the purposes of computing apportionments to community
36college districts pursuant to Section 84750.5, the board of
37governors shall subtract, from the total revenue owed to each
38district, 98 percent of the revenues received by districts from
39charging a fee pursuant to this section.
P6 1(d) The board of governors shall reduce apportionments by up
2to 10 percent to any district that does not collect the fees prescribed
3by this section.
4(e) The fee requirement does not apply to any of the following:
5(1) Students enrolled in the noncredit courses designated by
7(2) California State University or University of California
8students enrolled in remedial classes provided by a community
9 college district on a campus of the University of California or a
10campus of the California State University, for whom the district
11claims an attendance apportionment pursuant to an agreement
12between the district and the California State University or the
13University of California.
14(3) Students enrolled in credit contract education courses
15pursuant to Section 78021, if the entire cost of the course, including
16administrative costs, is paid by the public or private agency,
17corporation, or association with which the district is contracting
18and if these students are not included in the calculation of the
19full-time equivalent students (FTES) of that district.
20(f) The governing board of a community college district may
21exempt special part-time students admitted pursuant to Section
2276001 from the fee requirement.
23(g) (1) The fee requirements of this section shall be waived for
24any student who meets all of the following requirements:
25(A) Meets minimum academic and progress standards adopted
26by the board of governors, which fulfill the requirements outlined
27in this paragraph and paragraphs (2) to (5), inclusive. Any
28minimum academic and progress standards adopted pursuant to
29this section shall be uniform across all community college districts
30and campuses. These standards shall not include a maximum unit
31cap, and community college districts and colleges shall not impose
32requirements for fee waiver eligibility other than the minimum
33academic and progress standards adopted by the board of governors
34and the requirements of subparagraph (B).
35(B) Meets at least one of the following criteria:
36(i) At the time of enrollment,
is a recipient of benefits under the
37Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, the
38Supplemental Security Income/State Supplementary Payment
39Program, or a general assistance program.
P7 1(ii) Demonstrates eligibility according to income standards
2established by regulations of the board of governors.
3(iii) Demonstrates financial need in accordance with the
4methodology set forth in federal law or regulation for determining
5the expected family contribution of students seeking financial aid.
6(iv) Was enrolled at a California campus of a Corinthian
begin delete Inc.end delete institution and was unable to complete an
8education program offered by the campus due to the campus’s
9closure on April 27, 2015. This clause shall become inoperative
10on July 1, 2018.
11(v) Was enrolled at a California campus of a Corinthian
begin delete Inc.end delete institution and withdrew from an education
13program offered by the campus within 120 days, or a greater period
14determined by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
15pursuant to Section 94923, of the campus’s closure on April 27,
162015. This clause shall become inoperative on July 1, 2018.
17(2) (A) The board of governors, in consultation with students,
18faculty, and other key stakeholders, shall consider all of the
19following in the development and adoption of minimum academic
20and progress standards pursuant to subparagraph (A) of paragraph
22(i) Minimum uniform academic and progress standards that do
23not unfairly disadvantage financially needy students in pursuing
25(ii) Criteria for reviewing extenuating circumstances and
26granting appeals that, at a minimum, take into account and do not
27penalize a student for circumstances outside his or her control,
28such as reductions in student support services or changes to the
29economic situation of the student.
30(iii) A process for reestablishing fee waiver eligibility that
31provides a student with a reasonable opportunity to continue or
32resume his or her enrollment at a community college.
33(B) To ensure that students are not unfairly impacted by the
34requirements of subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1), the board of
35governors shall establish a reasonable implementation period that
36commences no sooner than one year from adoption of the minimum
37academic and progress standards, or any subsequent changes to
38these standards, pursuant to subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1)
39and that is phased in to provide students adequate notification of
40this requirement and information about available support resources.
P8 1(3) It is the intent of the Legislature that minimum academic
2and progress standards adopted pursuant to subparagraph (A) of
3paragraph (1) be implemented only as campuses develop and
4implement the student support services and interventions necessary
5to ensure no disproportionate impact to students based on ethnicity,
6gender, disability, or socioeconomic status. The board of governors
7shall consider the ability of community college districts to meet
8the requirements of this paragraph before adopting minimum
9 academic and progress standards, or any subsequent changes to
10these standards, pursuant to subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1).
11(4) It is the intent of the Legislature to ensure that a student shall
12not lose fee waiver eligibility without a community college campus
13first demonstrating a reasonable effort to provide a student with
14adequate notification and assistance in maintaining his or her fee
15waiver eligibility. The board of governors shall adopt regulations
16to implement this paragraph that ensure all of the following:
17(A) Students are provided information about the available
18student support services to assist them in maintaining fee waiver
20(B) Community college district policies and course catalogs
21reflect the minimum academic and progress standards adopted
22pursuant to subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) and that appropriate
23notice is provided to students before the policies are put into effect.
24(C) A student does not lose fee waiver eligibility unless he or
25she has not met minimum academic and progress standards adopted
26pursuant to subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) for a period of no
27less than two consecutive academic terms.
28(5) The board of governors shall provide notification of a
29proposed action to adopt regulations pursuant to this subdivision
30to the appropriate policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature
31in accordance with the requirements of paragraph (1) of subdivision
32(a) of Section 70901.5. This notification shall include, but not be
33limited to, all of the following:
34(A) The proposed minimum academic and progress standards
35and information detailing how the requirements of paragraphs (1)
36to (4), inclusive, have been or will be satisfied.
37(B) How many students may lose fee waiver eligibility by
38ethnicity, gender, disability, and, to the extent relevant data is
39available, by socioeconomic status.
P9 1(C) The criteria for reviewing extenuating circumstances,
2granting appeals, and reestablishing fee waiver eligibility pursuant
3to paragraph (2).
4(h) The fee requirements of this section shall be waived for any
5student who, at the time of enrollment, is a dependent or surviving
6spouse who has not remarried, of any member of the California
7National Guard who, in the line of duty and while in the active
8service of the state, was killed, died of a disability resulting from
9an event that occurred while in the active service of the state, or
10is permanently disabled as a result of an event that occurred while
11in the active service of the state. “Active service of the state,” for
12the purposes of this subdivision, refers to a member of the
13California National Guard activated pursuant to Section 146 of
14the Military and Veterans Code.
15(i) The fee requirements of this section shall be waived for any
16student who is the surviving spouse or the child, natural or adopted,
17of a deceased person who met all of the requirements of Section
19(j) The fee requirements of this section shall be waived for any
20student in an undergraduate program, including a student who has
21previously graduated from another undergraduate or graduate
22program, who is the dependent of any individual killed in the
23September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center
24and the Pentagon or the crash of United Airlines Flight 93 in
25southwestern Pennsylvania, if that dependent meets the financial
26need requirements set forth in Section 69432.7 for the Cal Grant
27A Program and either of the following applies:
28(1) The dependent was a resident of California on September
30(2) The individual killed in the attacks was a resident of
31California on September 11, 2001.
32(k) A determination of whether a person is a resident of
33California on September 11, 2001, for purposes of subdivision (j)
34shall be based on the criteria set forth in Chapter 1 (commencing
35with Section 68000) of Part 41 of Division 5 for determining
36nonresident and resident tuition.
37(l) (1) “Dependent,” for purposes of subdivision (j), is a person
38who, because of his or her relationship to an individual killed as
39a result of injuries sustained during the terrorist attacks of
40September 11, 2001, qualifies for compensation under the federal
P10 1September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001 (Title IV
2(commencing with Section 401) of Public Law 107-42).
3(2) A dependent who is the surviving spouse of an individual
4killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, is entitled to
5the waivers provided in this section until January 1, 2013.
6(3) A dependent who is the surviving child, natural or adopted,
7of an individual killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11,
82001, is entitled to the waivers under subdivision (j) until that
9person attains 30 years of age.
10(4) A dependent of an individual killed in the terrorist attacks
11of September 11, 2001, who is determined to be eligible by the
12California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board,
13is also entitled to the waivers provided in this section until January
15(m) (1) It is the intent of the Legislature that sufficient funds
16be provided to support the provision of a fee waiver for every
17student who demonstrates eligibility pursuant to subdivisions (g)
18to (j), inclusive.
19(2) From funds provided in the annual Budget Act, the board
20of governors shall allocate to community college districts, pursuant
21to this subdivision, an amount equal to 2 percent of the fees waived
22pursuant to subdivisions (g) to (j), inclusive. From funds provided
23in the annual Budget Act, the board of governors shall allocate to
24community college districts, pursuant to this subdivision, an
25amount equal to ninety-one cents ($0.91) per credit unit waived
26pursuant to subdivisions (g) to (j), inclusive. It is the intent of the
27Legislature that funds provided pursuant to this subdivision be
28used to support the determination of financial need and delivery
29of student financial aid services, on the basis of the number of
30students for whom fees are waived. It also is the intent of the
31Legislature that the funds provided pursuant to this subdivision
32directly offset mandated costs claimed by community college
33districts pursuant to Commission on State Mandates consolidated
34Test Claims 99-TC-13 (Enrollment Fee Collection) and 00-TC-15
35(Enrollment Fee Waivers). Funds allocated to a community college
36district for determination of financial need and delivery of student
37financial aid services shall supplement, and shall not supplant, the
38level of funds allocated for the administration of student financial
39aid programs during the 1992-93 fiscal year.
P11 1(n) The board of governors shall adopt regulations implementing
3(o) This section shall become operative on May 1, 2012, only
4if subdivision (b) of Section 3.94 of the Budget Act of 2011 is
Section 94923 of the Education Code is amended to
(a) The Student Tuition Recovery Fund relieves or
9mitigates economic loss suffered by a student while enrolled in an
10educational program, as defined in Section 94837, at an institution
11not exempt from this article pursuant to Article 4 (commencing
12with Section 94874), who, at the time of his or her enrollment,
13was a California resident or was enrolled in a California residency
14program, prepaid tuition, and suffered economic loss.
15(b) The bureau shall adopt by regulation procedures governing
16the administration and maintenance of the Student Tuition
17Recovery Fund, including requirements relating to assessments
18on students and student claims against the Student Tuition
19Recovery Fund. The regulations shall provide for awards to
20students who suffer economic loss.
21The regulations shall ensure that the following students, and any
22other students deemed appropriate, are eligible for payment from
23the Student Tuition Recovery Fund:
24(1) Any student who was enrolled at an institution, at a location
25of the institution, or in an educational program offered by the
26institution, at the time that institution, location, or program was
27closed or discontinued, as applicable, who did not choose to
28participate in a teach-out plan approved by the bureau or did not
29complete a chosen teach-out plan approved by the bureau.
30(2) Any student who was enrolled at an institution or a location
31of the institution within the 120-day period before the closure of
32the institution or location of the institution, or who was enrolled
33in an educational program within the 120-day period before the
34program was discontinued, if the bureau determines there was a
35significant decline in the quality or value of that educational
36program during that time period.
37(3) Any student who was enrolled at an institution or a location
38of the institution more than 120 days before the closure of the
39institution or location of the institution, in an educational program
40offered by the institution as to which the bureau determines there
P12 1was a significant decline in the quality or value of the program
2more than 120 days before closure.
3(4) A student to whom an institution has been ordered to pay a
4refund by the bureau but has failed to do so.
5(5) A student to whom an institution has failed to pay or
6reimburse loan proceeds under a federal student loan program as
7required by law, or has failed to pay or reimburse proceeds received
8by the institution in excess of tuition and other costs.
9(6) A student who has been awarded restitution, a refund, or
10other monetary award by an arbitrator or court, based on a violation
11of this chapter by an institution or representative of an institution,
12but who has been unable to collect the award from the institution.
13The bureau shall review the award or judgment and shall ensure
14the amount to be paid from the fund does not exceed the student’s
16(7) Notwithstanding the requirement of subdivision (a) that the
17institution not be exempt from this article, a student who was
18enrolled at a California campus of a Corinthian Colleges, Inc.,
19institution or was a California student enrolled in an online program
20offered by an out-of-state campus of a Corinthian Colleges, Inc.,
21institution, who also meets all of the other eligibility requirements,
22if the student was enrolled as of April 26, 2015, or withdrew within
23120 days of that date or any greater period determined by the
24bureau pursuant to this section.
25(c) Any student who is required to pay a Student Tuition
26Recovery Fund assessment who pays tuition equal to or greater
27than the required assessment shall be deemed to have paid the
28required assessment, whether or not his or her enrollment
29agreement specifies collection of the required assessment, and
30whether or not the institution identifies any money collected from
31the student as a Student Tuition Recovery Fund assessment.
32(d) The bureau shall establish regulations ensuring, as
33permissible under California law, that a student who suffers
34educational opportunity losses, whose charges are paid by a
35third-party payer, is eligible for educational credits under the fund.
36(e) The bureau may seek repayment to the Student
37Recovery Fund from an institution found in violation of the law
38for which a student claim was paid. An institution shall not be
39eligible to renew its approval to operate with the bureau if the
40repayment is not made to the bureau as requested.
P13 1(f) The bureau shall, by regulation, define “economic loss.” The
2regulation shall ensure that the definition of “economic loss”
3includes, but is not necessarily limited to, pecuniary loss, which
4is the sum of the student’s tuition, all other institutional charges
5as defined in Section 94844, the cost of equipment and materials
6required for the educational program as defined in Section 94837,
7interest on any student loan used to pay for such charges, collection
8costs, penalties, and any license or examination fees the student
9paid to the institution but is unable to recover. Economic loss shall
10also include the amount the institution collected and failed to pay
11to third parties on behalf of the student for license fees or any other
12purpose. Economic loss does not include Student Tuition Recovery
13Fund assessments, unless the student is entitled to a full refund
14under Section 94919 or 94920, room and board, supplies,
15transportation, application fees, or nonpecuniary damages such as
16inconvenience, aggravation, emotional distress, or punitive
17damages. Economic loss does not include legal fees, attorney fees,
18court costs, or arbitration fees. Nothing in this subdivision shall
19prevent the bureau from further defining economic loss to include
20loss of educational opportunity.
Section 94925 of the Education Code is amended to
(a) The amount in the Student Tuition Recovery Fund
24shall not exceed fifty million dollars ($50,000,000) at any time.
25(b) If the bureau has temporarily stopped collecting the Student
26Tuition Recovery Fund assessments because the fund has
27approached the fifty million dollar limit in
28subdivision (a), the bureau shall resume collecting Student Tuition
29Recovery Fund assessments when the fund falls below forty-five
30million dollars ($45,000,000).
31(c) An otherwise eligible student who enrolled during a period
32when institutions were not required to collect Student Tuition
33Recovery Fund assessments is eligible for Student Tuition
34Recovery Fund payments despite not having paid any Student
35Tuition Recovery Fund assessment.
36(d) A student who is eligible for recovery from the Student
37Tuition Recovery Fund pursuant to paragraph (7) of subdivision
38(b) of Section 94923 shall be eligible for payments despite not
39having paid any Student Tuition Recovery Fund assessment.
Section 94926.5 is added to the Education Code, to
(a) (1) The bureau shall establish and coordinate a
4standing closed school task force to respond to the closure of
5institutions that do not comply with the requirements, as applicable,
6of this article. The task force shall ensure that students who were
7enrolled at, or in an online program offered by, the institution
8receive accurate and timely information regarding the school
9closure process and the students’ rights and responsibilities under
10federal and state law. The task force shall ensure that these students
11are provided assistance in all of the following:
12(A) Obtaining refunds, loan discharges, and tuition recovery
13for which the student is eligible.
14(B) Obtaining information regarding the option to transfer credits
15that the student earned while attending the institution, including
16information necessary to help the student make an informed
17decision about whether to seek a loan discharge or to transfer
19(C) Providing other support deemed necessary by the task force
20in accordance with the bureau's consumer protection mission.
21(2) The members of the task force should include, but not
22necessarily be limited to, representatives on behalf of the Student
23Aid Commission, the Department of Justice, the Office of the
24Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, the Department
25of Veterans Affairs,
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30(b) Upon the unlawful closure of an institution, the bureau
31shall provide timely grant funds to local legal aid
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32which may include local legal aid organizations designed
33specifically to assist veteran students,end delete
34students of that institution, for no less than one
35year following the closure of the institution, with loan discharge
36 requests and tuition recovery related
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P15 1 amount of grant funds shall be calculated by multiplying
2the number of students affected by the institution’s closure by one
3hundred dollars ($100).
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4should be located in the areas of the state affected by the
5institutional closure. Legal aid organizations that receive grants
6may give priority to low income students if demand exceeds
7available grant funds. Legal aid organizations that receive grants
8shall report to the bureau after completing their obligations under
9the grant on the number of students served from the date of the
10institution’s closure.end delete
(a) The sum of one million three hundred thousand
8dollars ($1,300,000) is hereby appropriated from the Private
9Postsecondary Education Administration Fund to the Bureau of
10Private Postsecondary Education for the purposes of providing
11financial grants pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 94926.5 of
12the Education Code to legal aid organizations for students affected
13by the closure of
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14aid organizations may use grant funds received pursuant to
15subdivision (b) of Section 94926.5 of the Education Code for
16affected students served from the date of closure.
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17 Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education shall
19ensure that these grant funds are made available within 30 days of
20the enactment of this section. The adoption of any regulation
21pursuant to this subdivision shall be deemed to be an emergency
22and necessary for the immediate preservation of the public, health,
23and safety, or general welfare.
24(b) The amount appropriated in subdivision (a) may include
25revenues derived from the assessment of fines and penalties
26imposed, and expenditures of these funds is specifically authorized
27for purposes of Section 13332.18 of the Government Code.
28(c) The Private Postsecondary Education Administration Fund
29reserve limit of six months of operating expenses pursuant to
30subdivision (b) of Section 94930 of the Education Code shall be
31suspended until July 1, 2016.
If the Commission on State Mandates determines that
33this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to
34local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made
35pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division
364 of Title 2 of the Government Code.
This act is an urgency statute necessary for the
38immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety within
39the meaning of Article IV of the Constitution and shall go into
40immediate effect. The facts constituting the necessity are:
P17 1In order to provide immediate educational and economic relief
2to the thousands of students harmed by the closure of Corinthian
3Colleges, Inc., it is necessary for this act to take effect immediately.