State University Grant Awarding Policy

AS-2498-00/AA - May 4-5, 2000


RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University commend the work of the Financial Aid Advisory Council in attempting to resolve the current impasse in State University Grant (SUG) allocations based on changes in the enrollment patterns of SUG-eligible students and increases in the number of students receiving Cal Grants; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU express appreciation to the Chancellor for implementing the recommendation of the Financial Aid Advisory Council to revise the SUG awarding policy to allow campuses to award students with an expected family contribution (EFC) of $4000 or less a State University Grant equal to 100 percent of the State University Fee paid by the student.

RATIONALE: Current SUG policy awards funds on a sliding scale based upon expected family contributions. Under this policy a majority of campuses have been unable to award all of their allocated funds. This change in policy will permit SUG awards to fully cover the State University Fee and will put SUG on a par with the fee coverage for Cal Grant Recipients. Full fee coverage by SUG will serve as an incentive to encourage summer enrollments and will significantly simplify awarding for the various summer fee schedules being proposed by campuses.


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