Student Aid Commission, California

California Student Aid Commission (CSAC)

The Student Aid Commission strives to make education beyond high school financially accessible to all Californians.

General Information: 888-224-7268
Fax: 916-464-8002

Frequently Asked Questions

Use these checklists to help you plan and pay for college.

In most cases, Cal Grants are only for California residents —those who are or will be a California resident for at least one year by the application deadline. If you’re under 18 years of age, your residency is determined by your parent's state of legal residence. However, if your college or university determines you are AB 540-eligible, then you may be eligible for Cal Grants, institutional grants, or BOG fee waivers.

The California Dream Act Application is the application non-citizens will use to apply for High School Entitlement Cal Grant A and B awards, Community College Transfer Entitlement A and B awards, and Cal Grant C. The Dream Application is also used for institutional Dream Act financial aid and California Community Colleges Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOG fee waiver).

Related Links

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Providing financial aid to California students pursuing higher education. http://www.csac.ca.gov/

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The following is a list of programs administered by the California Student Aid ... Ten Things you need to know about California Middle Class Scholarship; APLE ... http://www.csac.ca.gov/doc.asp?id=33

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If your high school or college won't be automatically submitting your Cal Grant GPA to the California Student Aid Commission, obtain a Cal Grant GPA ... http://www.csac.ca.gov/doc.asp?id=48

California Student Aid Commission - Is it a free scholarship? Or a ...

If you believe you've been a victim of scholarship fraud, call the California Attorney General's office toll free at 800.952.5225 or fax a letter to 916.323.5341. http://www.csac.ca.gov/doc.asp?id=1240

California Student Aid Commission - Contact Us

Questions about the CAlifornia Dream Act, California Chafee Grants for foster youth, the Assumption Programs of Loans for Education (APLE),or how to apply? http://www.csac.ca.gov/doc.asp?Id=543

California Student Aid Commission - Students and Parents

California Student Aid Commission Home Page. ... If you are a student or parent of a student searching for resources and assistance in obtaining a higher ... http://www.csac.ca.gov/doc.asp?id=19

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Ten Things you Need to Know About California's Middle Class Scholarship ... 540* student status; meet certain income/asset and other financial aid standards;  ... http://www.csac.ca.gov/mcs.asp

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Submitted a 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or a 2017-2018 California Dream Act Application (CADAA). — Available October 1 ... http://www.csac.ca.gov/doc.asp?id=1177