The state of California offers Cal Grants to qualifying students who are
residents of California and have graduated from a California high school. Award
is based on criteria set by the California Student Aid Commission. Several
legislative actions have been passed and signed into statute regarding
eligibility criteria for CalGrants.
high school graduates:
You must have your GPA Verification Form sent to CSAC by March 2 by your high
You must complete your FAFSA on or before March 2.
For community college students only, there is an additional award; deadline is
September 2. If you are a current student, the GPA Verification Form is sent
electronically; no action is needed by the student. The FAFSA must be completed
before September 2.
further information regarding CalGrants, please go to the California Student
Aid Commission's web site at:
is based on criteria set by the California Student Aid Commission. Monetary
assistance is provided to meet tuition and fee costs at four-year universities.
Awards to community college students may be placed on "reserve" for a maximum
of two years, until a student transfers to a four-year institution.
grant may be used at community colleges and universities, not to exceed four
years. Cal Grant B students also receive tuition costs at the same level as Cal
Grant A, beginning the junior year.
eligible students enrolled in vocational training, leading to a Certificate or
AA/AS degree, not a transfer program.