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ERIC Number: ED538675
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Feb
Pages: 42
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Commission Recommendations Concerning Alternate Delivery Options for the State's Cal Grant Program. Commission Report 03-04
California Postsecondary Education Commission
In September 2002, the California Legislature adopted Supplemental Report Language (SRL) directing the California Postsecondary Education Commission (CPEC) to convene a task force to examine alternative delivery systems for the State's Cal Grant program. This report responds to that legislative request. The recommendations contained in this report are informed by the discussions of the legislatively mandated task force referenced above, but the recommendations themselves are those of the Postsecondary Education Commission. The most salient of the Commissions Cal Grant delivery recommendations include: (1) The State should undertake a transition toward a decentralized, campus-based model for the delivery of both Cal Grant Entitlement and Competitive awards, one that is more consistent with the federal student aid delivery system; (2) The California Student Aid Commission should convene a task force to develop a new definition of and methodology for calculating the high school Cal Grant GPA that is more commonly available from high schools and more readily used by colleges; and (3) The State needs to obtain complete and accurate information concerning the "true" costs of both the current Cal Grant delivery system as well as implementing the alternative decentralized model recommended. Appendices include: (1) Supplemental Report Language to the 2002-03 State Budget Concerning Alternative Delivery Options for the State's Cal Grant; and (2) Individuals Who Participated on the Cal Grant Alternative Delivery Task Force.
California Postsecondary Education Commission. 770 L Street Suite 1160, Sacramento, CA 95814. Tel: 916-322-9268; Fax: 916-327-4417; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Postsecondary Education Commission
Identifiers - Location: California