As used in this article, the following terms have the following meanings:
(a) An “academic year” is July 1 to June 30, inclusive. The start date of a session shall determine the academic year in which it is included.
(b) “Award year” means one academic year, or the equivalent, of attendance at a qualifying institution.
(c) “Commission” means the Student Aid Commission.
(d) “Cost of attendance” means the student’s tuition and fees, books and supplies, living expenses, transportation expenses, and any
other student expenses used to calculate a student’s financial need for purposes of federal Title IV student aid programs.
(e) “Enrollment status” means part-time status or full-time status of a student at a qualifying institution.
(f) “Expected family contribution” means a student’s expected family contribution calculated according to the federal methodology pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 69506 (as established by Title IV of the federal Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1070 et seq.)).
(g) “Financial need” means a student’s financial need calculated pursuant to the federal financial need methodology (as established by Title IV of the federal Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (20
U.S.C. Sec. 1070 et seq.)).
(h) “Instructional program” means a program of study that results in the award of a baccalaureate degree or undergraduate certificate, or undergraduate coursework in a program of study leading directly to a first professional degree for which no baccalaureate degree or undergraduate degree is awarded.
(i) “Participating institution” means any campus of the California State University or the University of California that elects to participate in the DREAM Program pursuant to the requirements specified for a qualifying institution as set forth in this article.
(j) “Satisfactory academic progress” means those criteria required by applicable federal standards published in Title 34 of the Code of
Federal Regulations. A participating institution may adopt regulations defining “satisfactory academic progress” in a manner that duplicates those federal standards.