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    Financing Your Postsecondary Plans

    Cal Grants                                                                                


     
    Cal Grants are state financial aid for higher education which does not need to be repaid.    

    To be eligible, students must: 
        •    Complete and submit the (FAFSA) or (CADAA) form by the March 2nd deadline   

        •    Meet the eligibility and financial requirements, including the minimum GPA requirements  


    Cal Grants can be used to attend: 
        •    University of California  

        •    California State University   

        •    California Community Colleges  

        •    Independent California Colleges and Universities, and    

        •    Qualifying career colleges  


    Verified GPA are uploaded electronically to CSAC by all high schools for all enrolled seniors by October 1st.  


    There are three kinds of Cal Grants: 

        •    Grant A 

        •    Grant B

        •    Grant C   

       

    Eligibility to one of these Cal Grants will be determined by: 
        •    FAFSA or CADAA responses  

        •    Verified Cal Grant GPA  

        •    Type of California school listed on the  FAFSA/CADAA   

        •    Whether the student is  a recent high school graduate   


    Students can only receive one type of Cal Grant at any given time.  When a student applies for Cal Grants, they are not applying specifically for one of the grants, they are being considered for all three types of grants as well as the Middle-Class Scholarship.  The grant deemed most beneficial is applied, and the student is notified of their Cal Grant awarded.   

    Follow the links below for more information:

          California Student Aid Commission
           • https://www.csac.ca.gov/cal-grants 

    Student Support:  888-224-7268 
     •  studentsupport@csac.ca.gov  

    University of California:  
     •  https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/uc-system

    California State University:  
     •  https://www2.calstate.edu/attend/paying-for-college/financial-aid/types/Pages/cal-grants.aspx

    California Community Colleges:  
     •  https://www.cccapply.org/colleges

    California Independent Colleges and Universities:  
     •  https://www.aiccu.edu/ 

    Cal Grants:  
     •  http://www.csac.ca.gov/sites/main/files/2018_19_eligible_cal_grant_schools.pdf 

    Cal Grant Eligibility Requirements:  
     • https://www.csac.ca.gov/cal-grants


    Cal Grant C: 

        https://www.csac.ca.gov/post/cal-grant-c-award
             

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