Funded by the State of California and administered by the CALIFORNIA STUDENT AID COMMISSION, a Cal Grant is money for school that you don’t have to pay back!
What is a Cal Grant?
Cal Grants are one of the smartest ways to get cash for college. For starters, it’s money you don’t have to pay back. If you’re a graduating high school senior or recent graduate, meet academic, financial and eligibility requirements and submit two forms by the Cal Grant deadline, March 2nd, you may receive a Cal Grant!
Official Cal Grant Website
Am I eligible?
To be eligible for a Cal Grant you must:
Please visit the California Student Aid Commission for a comprehensive list of eligibility requirements.
When can I apply?
You can apply for a Cal Grant at any one of these four times:
How do I apply?
Who will notify me of the award?
Once your data is confirmed by the CALIFORNIA STUDENT AID COMMISSION, they will notify you and the Master’s College of your award. Only the CALIFORNIA STUDENT AID COMMISSION has the authority to make an official Cal Grant award offer.
Contact the California Student Aid Commission
Please be advised that any Cal Grant award offer is tentative and subject to the final approval of the State Budget Act.
How do I make sure my high school has submitted my grades to the California Student Aid Commission?*
Ask your High School registrar what their school procedure is.