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Fund Your Future

CAL GRANTS AT A GLANCE

Cal Grant: You can receive up to:**

CAL GRANT A

3.0 high school GPA required

• $12,294 at University of California

• $5,472 at California State University

• $9,084 at qualifying private California colleges

• $4,000 at qualifying non-WASC accredited

for-profit institutions

• If you attend a California community college, your grant

is held in reserve until transfer

CAL GRANT B

2.0 high school GPA required

• $1,670 living allowance for your first year, plus tuition

and fee award beyond first year in the same amounts as

Cal Grant A

CAL GRANT C

• $547 for books, tools, and equipment for a technical

or career education

• $2,462 for tuition (if not attending a

California community college)

CAL GRANT TRANSFER

ENTITLEMENT AWARD

2.4 community college GPA required

• Same as Cal Grant A or Cal Grant B

** Cal Grants are only available for students pursuing a

first professional degree. Cal Grant offers are subject to

state budget requirements, check out

www.csac.ca.gov fo

r

current award amounts.

COMMUNITY COLLEGE

TRANSFER STUDENT

Transferring from a community college to a four-year school

• As a California community college transfer student, as

long as you are under the age of 28

• Apply by March 2 in the year you plan to transfer

CAREER TECHNICAL STUDENT

Cal Grant C

• Complete FAFSA or CADAA by March 2

• List Career Technical School or a California community

college on FAFSA

• Visit

www.csac.ca.gov to

see California’s Top 30 Priority

Careers and Hot 131 Approved Careers

• Certain students may be eligible for Cal Grant C priority

award consideration

OTHER STUDENTS

All other students can apply for Competitive Cal Grants.

There is no age limit.

• If you are a California community college student, apply

for a Competitive Cal Grant by completing the FAFSA or

CADAA by September 2 of each year. Your college will

submit your GPA for you.

• Students of any age can apply for competitive Cal Grants

by the March 2* Cal Grant deadline. You must not have

already earned a four-year degree.

Every year you attend college, submit your FAFSA

or CADAA.