Fund Your FutureCSAC.CA.GOV
“I believe every eligible Californian should be able to attend
college and that a person’s socioeconomic background should not
be a barrier to access. I’m passionate about financial literacy and I
want to promote the California Student Aid Commission’s programs
and information to ensure that students have all the tools they need
to understand the cost of college, take advantage of all financial
aid opportunities, and select the college that best suits them.”
YOUR VERIFIED GRADE
POINT AVERAGE IS A MUST
FOR CAL GRANTS
OCTOBER 1 – MARCH 2 GPA VERIFICATION
Good grades are like money in the bank - the
better your grades, the more financial aid you
The Cal Grant is administered by the California Student
Aid Commission. To be considered for the Cal Grant A, Cal
Grant B, or Cal Grant C, you must complete a FAFSA or
CADAA, we must also receive your school verified GPA,
and you must verify usingwww.webgrants4students.org
that you have graduated from high school or earned your
General Education Development (GED) certificate; High
School Equivalency Test (HiSET); Test Assessing Secondary
Completion (TASC) or the California High School Proficiency
Exam (CHSPE) on or after July 1, 2000.
State law requires that all California public high school
districts and charters electronically submit student GPAs
to the Commission directly. However, you can submit
a school verified “paper” GPA to the Commission by
downloading the form from our website atwww.csac.
. The form must be completed and signed
by a representative from your high school campus and
submitted to the Commission by the March 2 deadline.
— Devon Graves,
California Student Aid Commission
COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS
If you are enrolled at a community college, most community
college campuses send student GPAs electronically. It’s a
good idea to ask the financial aid office at your community
college to confirm if your GPA has been sent to the California
Student Aid Commission.
The Full Time Student Success Grant (FTSSG) is a new
grant program for California Community College students.
The program provides funding to the California Community
College Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) to provide for
supplemental grants for community college Cal Grant B
and Cal Grant C recipients who are enrolled as full time
students. All 113 California Community Colleges participate
in the FTSSG program.