Whereas, Current California law defines, for the purpose of Cal Grant eligibility, a full-time student enrolled in any segment of higher education in California as being enrolled in “12 or more semester units or the equivalent”;
Whereas, AB 2248 (McCarty, as of March 23, 2018) would define full-time commencing with the start of the 2019-2020 academic year to mean students must complete at least “thirty or more semester units or the equivalent, in an academic year” for students enrolled in any segment of higher education in California, with the exception of California community college students; and
Whereas, Although AB 2248 (McCarty, as of March 23, 2018) creates an exception for California community college students to complete thirty or more semester units or the equivalent, the provisions of this bill would restrict access to Cal Grant awards for all students enrolled in four-year institutions, including those who transfer from California community colleges;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges oppose AB 2248 (McCarty, as of March 23, 2018) and communicate that opposition to the legislature and other constituents as appropriate.
1. The text of the bill as amended 3/23/2018 is available at http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billPdf.xhtml?bill_id=201720180….