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Cal Grants

 

Cal Grants are funded through the state of California.  To be considered for a Cal Grants each student must be a CA resident, be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, have AB-540 status, meet U.S. Selective Service requirements, attend an eligible CA college or university, maintain at least halt-time enrollment, maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined by the school of attendance and not be on default on any federal or state educational loan or owe a grant refund.

   Cal Grant A

A state grant for undergraduates and credential student which provides tution/fee assistance at a CA four-year college or university.  Maximum award amounts: $12,192 at UC, $5,970 at CSU, $9,084 at WASC accredited Independent colleges and $4000 at non-WASC accredited for-profit institutions.  Eligibility is based on financial need, income and asset celings, and a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Students cannot have completed a prior baccalaureate degree and must be pursuing a baccalaureate degree.  Some grants are awarded through an entitlement process and others are awarded on a competitive basis. For additional information on Cal Grants visit the following website: www.csac.ca.gov. To be considered for the Cal Grant A, students must complete the FAFSA and Cal Grant GPA Verification Form by the deadline of March 2nd.


    Cal Grant B

A state living allowance grant for undergraduates and credential students which provides $1,648 in 2014 for first time recipients and in subsequent years, student receives maximum amount of $1,648 plus tuition/fees assistance at transfer school. Award is prorated for students not enrolled full time. Eligibility is based on financial need, income and asset celings, and a minimum GPA of 2.0.  Students cannot have completed a prior baccalaureate degree.  Some grants are awarded through an entitlement process and others are awarded on a competitive basis. For additional information on Cal Grants visit the following website: www.csac.ca.gov. To be considered for the Cal Grant A, students must complete the FAFSA and Cal Grant GPA Verification Form by either of the following deadlines of March 2nd or Sept. 2nd.

    Cal Grant C

A state grant for undergraduates who are majoring in an occupational/vocational program which is two years in length. Maximum award amount is $547 at community colleges; and up to $2,462 more for tuition/fees at four-year college or at trade school. Eligibility is based on financial need and other criteria. For additional information on Cal Grants visit the following website: www.csac.ca.gov. To be considered for the Cal Grant C, students must complete the FAFSA and Cal Grant GPA Verification Form by the following deadline: March 2nd.

Last modified: July 17, 2014
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