Cal Grant

🏆 Available: 41000
💰 Amount Varies
⏳ 03/02

Scholarship Description

The Cal Grant is a California-specific financial aid allocation that does not need to be paid back. Cal Grant applicants must apply for the FAFSA or CADAA by the deadline and meet all eligibility, financial, and minimum GPA requirements of either program. Grants are for students attending University of California, California State University or California Community College, or qualifying independent and career colleges or technical schools in California.

There are three kinds of Cal Grants — A, B and C — but you don’t have to figure out which one to apply for. Your eligibility will be based on your FAFSA or CADAA responses, your verified Cal Grant GPA, the type of California colleges you list on your FAFSA and whether you’re a recent high school graduate.


Cal Grant High School Entitlement Award
For current high school seniors and recent high school graduates

Cal Grant Transfer Entitlement Award
For students who plan to transfer directly from a California Community College to a 4-Year University

Cal Grant Competitive Awards
For students who are not eligible for the Cal Grant Entitlement awards
This is a competitive award and limited to 41,000 awards each academic year. To be considered for the award, you must meet the general cal grant eligibility requirements and complete a FAFSA or CADAA. Only students who are not awarded a Cal Grant Entitlement award can apply.

Cal Grant B Foster Youth Award
For Current and Former Foster Youth
The Cal Grant B Foster Youth award allows students who are current and former foster youth to be eligible for increased Cal Grant eligibility. Foster youth have until 26 birthday to apply.

Cal Grant C Award
Free Money For students who are pursuing an Occupational or Technical Program
The Cal Grant C program provides FREE MONEY to students pursuing an occupational or technical program.

Eligibility Requirements

  • For residents of the following states: California

Application Requirements

  • Application form required
  • Transcript required
  • Financial need analysis required

How To Apply


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