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• Your parent or guardian was a member of the U.S. armed

forces and died as a result of military service performed

in Iraq or Afghanistan after the events of 9/11, and;

• You were under 24 years old or enrolled in college

at least part-time at the time of your parent’s or

guardian’s death.

CALIFORNIA CHAFEE GRANT

Up to $5,000 a year for job training or college in addition to

any other state or federal aid you receive- Visit

www.chafee.csac.ca.gov ; or

contact your school,

caseworker or Independent Living Coordinator

• You are or were in foster care between ages 16-18

• Stay in school and maintain good grades

• Be enrolled at least half-time

• Requires a Chafee Grant application (doesn’t require

a Social Security number)

CHILD DEVELOPMENT GRANT*

$1,000 a year (at a California community college) or

$2,000 a year (at a four-year college); up to $6,000 total-

Visit

www.csac.ca.gov ; ch

oose “Financial Aid Programs”

• Be pursuing a child development permit and plan to work

at a licensed children’s center in California

• Must sign a Service Commitment Agreement to teach or

supervise in a California Licensed child care facility

• Requires a Child Development Grant application

*Subject to federal funding.

MIDDLE CLASS SCHOLARSHIP

Award amounts will vary and will be increased yearly until

maximum award amount is reached in 2017-2018

Visit

www.csac.ca.gov .

• Be an undergraduate student

• Meet other eligibility requirements

• Attend a UC or CSU

• Family income and asset ceiling of $156,000 adjusted

annually with the Consumer Price Index (CPI)

• Participation limited to four (4) years

LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL

DEPENDENTS GRANT

LEPD Grant Program awards match the amount of a Cal

Grant for up to four years - Visit

www.csac.ca.gov an

d

choose “Financial Aid Programs.”

• Dependent or spouse of a California peace officer,

investigator, highway patrol, marshals, sheriffs, police

officers, firefighters, or certain other law enforcement

employees who died or became 100 percent disabled

in the line of duty. Eligible peace officers are defined in

Sections 830.1-830.6 of the Penal Code.

• Requires a Law Enforcement Personnel Dependents

Grant application

TRACK YOUR CAL GRANT 24/7

Create a

webgrants4students.org

account to track

your Cal Grant or California Chafee Grant. Visit

www. webgrants4students.org af

ter you have submitted your

Free Application for Federal Student Aid @FAFSA, California

Dream Act Application @CADAA or California Chafee Grant

Application @Chafee.

MORE FREE MONEY

FILE A FAFSA OR CADAA TO BE CONSIDERED FOR

THESE GRANTS*

Type of Grants - Conditions for Eligibility

FEDERAL PELL GRANT

Up to $5,815 for 2016-17, amounts can change yearly- Visit

www.studentaid.ed.gov fo

r current award amounts

• Your cost of attendance and expected family contribution

• Whether attending full or part-time

• Must not already have a bachelor’s degree†

FEDERAL SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATIONAL

OPPORTUNITY GRANT (FSEOG)

From $100 to $4,000 a year (funds are Iimited)

Visit

www.studentaid.ed.gov

• Your cost of attendance and expected family contribution

• Priority given to Pell Grant recipients with the lowest

expected family contributions

• Whether attending full- or part-time

FEDERAL TEACH GRANTS

Up to $4,000 a year- Visit

www.studentaid.ed.gov or

contact the financial aid office at the college or university

you plan to attend

• Be enrolled in, or plan to complete, coursework to begin

a teaching career

• Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25

• Sign agreement to serve as a paid full-time teacher in a

high-need field serving low-income students

• Agree to teach at least four academic years within eight

years of completing your program of study

• If you fail to complete your obligation, the grant

converts to an unsubsidized Stafford loan you must

repay with interest

IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN

SERVICE GRANTS

Like other federal grants, Iraq and Afghanistan Service

Grants provide money to college or career school students

to help pay their education expenses. However, Iraq and

Afghanistan Service Grants have special eligibility criteria.

You may be eligible to receive the Iraq and Afghanistan

Service Grant if

• You are not eligible for a Federal Pell Grant on the basis

of your Expected Family Contribution but meet the

remaining Federal Pell Grant eligibility requirements, and;