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SB 150 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs

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1. What does SB 150 require colleges to do?

SB 150 went into effect on January 1, 2020 and allows students to receive Chafee grants for up to two years before becoming ineligible due to not making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). Colleges are responsible for implementing this provision by adapting their SAP policies accordingly. In addition, SB 150 requires that:

  • CCCs and CSUs must provide (and UCs are requested to provide) all recipients, upon release of the first payment, with information regarding available support services on campus and the process for completing an educational plan.
  • After one year of not meeting SAP, students must meet with an appropriate staff member to develop a plan for improving academic progress or update an existing plan in order to receive Chafee funds.
  • Returning students who have been disenrolled for at least one term regain eligibility for the Chafee grant.
  • Campuses must offer a specific appeal process for students who have lost the Chafee grant due to not making SAP.