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    Middle Class Scholarship (MCS)

    CSAC also offers financial assistance for higher education to students whose family income exceeds the limits for Cal Grants A or B and who are enrolled at a University of California (UC) or California State University (CSU) campus. These students will automatically be considered for the Middle Class Scholarship if they apply on time with the FAFSA or California Dream Act Application (CADAA).  

    To be eligible, students: 

        •    Must be enrolled at least half time in their first undergraduate program  

        •    Have less than 40 percent of the UC or CSU fees covered by grants and scholarships   

        •    Have income of $165,000 or less and assets of $165,000 or less.  

    MCS scholarships are not set amounts and may vary by student and institution.  The maximum award amounts are: 
        •    UC  - $5,051    

        •    CSU - $2,298 


    To learn more, visit the California Student Aid Commission - Middle Class Scholarship (MCS) website. 

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