AB 1113 – Exempts Qualifying Survivors Of Persons Providing Medical Or Emergency Services Deceased During The COVID-19 State Of Emergency From Paying Mandatory Tuition And Fees

CATEGORY: Public Education Matters
CLIENT TYPE: Public Education
DATE: Nov 04, 2021

This bill prohibits the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, the Trustees of the California State University, the Board of Directors of the Hasting College of Law, and, the Regents of the University of California from collecting mandatory fees or tuition or mandatory campus-based fees of any kind from a surviving spouse or child of a licensed physician, licensed nurse, or first responder who died during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To qualify for a waiver as a surviving spouse or child, they must be enrolled as a student of a community college or undergraduate student of California State University or University of California; provide documentation showing the student’s annual income does not exceed the limits established by the Cal Grant A award; and the surviving spouse or child was a resident of the California during the COVID-19 pandemic state of emergency. Further, the deceased must have been employed by or under contract with a health facility regulated and licensed by the State Department of Public Health to provide medical services or a first responder. The deceased person’s principal duties consisted of providing medical services or emergency services during the COVID-19 pandemic state of emergency.

Each of the institutions that has an internet website must provide an online posting or notice of systemwide or tuition waivers available to students. The posting or notice must the following requirements:

  • Shall be accessible through a prominent direct link to an application for a waiver;
  • The direct link shall appear on the primary web page of the financial aid section of the campus website; and
  • The link shall provide a description of the systemwide fee or tuition waiver to clearly individuate the type of student who would potentially be eligible to apply.

(AB 1113 amends Sections 68120.7 and 76300 and adds Section 68120.3 to the Education Code.)

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