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EDUCATION CODE
SECTION 69500



69500.  The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:
   (a) Student assistance programs have the primary purpose of
providing equal opportunity and access to postsecondary education for
persons of both sexes, and all races, ancestries, incomes, ages, and
geographies in California.
   (b) Student aid programs should enhance the ability of individuals
to choose the most appropriate postsecondary educational opportunity
and among different institutions.
   (c) Student aid programs should assist students to progress
through the educational program in accordance with the individual's
educational objectives.
   (d) Student aid programs should provide assistance to individuals
who desire to enroll in an independent college or university.
   (e) Student aid programs should, furthermore, complement more
general statewide goals for public postsecondary education.
   (f) State purposes regarding student aid programs should
complement the purposes of federal student assistance programs so as
to enhance the effectiveness of state programs; the state's purposes
mentioned above serve to enhance the purposes of the Pell Grant
Program.