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Apply for a Cal Grant

California Student Aid Commission (CSAC)

Apply for a Cal Grant, a financial aid program administrated by the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) providing aid to California undergraduates, vocational training students, and those in teacher certification programs.

General Information: 888-294-0148

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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Application Process. Apply for a Cal Grant in 2 easy steps! Step One Application. Complete and submit the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid ... http://www.csac.ca.gov/doc.asp?id=48

Result thumbnail image California Student Aid Commission - Cal Grant GPA Requirement

Filing for the March 2, 2017, Cal Grant Award Deadline ... Submitted a 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or a 2017-2018 California ... http://www.csac.ca.gov/doc.asp?id=1177

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To view Cal Grant eligible or ineligible schools for the 2016-17 academic year ... CLICK HERE! ... The 2017-18 FAFSA application opens October 1, 2016. http://www.csac.ca.gov/

What is the difference between the federal Pell Grant and Cal Grants?

Pell Grants are federal grants and Cal Grants are state grants. Both are for ... To apply for a Pell Grant, you must submit the FAFSA or CADAA. For the Cal Grant, ... http://www.csac.ca.gov/doc.asp?id=921

California Student Aid Commission - How do I apply for a Cal Grant?

The easiest and fastest way is by applying online using FAFSA on the Web. If you don't have access to a computer, you may call toll free 800.433.3243 to have a ... http://www.csac.ca.gov/doc.asp?id=908

Result thumbnail image California Student Aid Commission - (FAFSA) Free Application for ...

To apply for a Cal Grant, you must complete and submit two forms: the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Cal Grant GPA Verification ... http://www.csac.ca.gov/doc.asp?id=1470

California Student Aid Commission - How do I qualify for a Cal Grant?

Cal Grants are for students who are pursuing an undergraduate degree or vocational or career training, and do not have to be repaid. In addition to meeting the ... http://www.csac.ca.gov/doc.asp?id=906

California Student Aid Commission - What is a Cal Grant?

A Cal Grant is money for college you don't have to pay back. ... Even though a GPA is not required to apply for a Cal Grant C, you're still encouraged to submit ... http://www.csac.ca.gov/doc.asp?id=905