Types of Cal Grants

You can receive a Cal Grant for up to four years (or eight semesters). Your Cal Grant will be renewed automatically if you continue to meet the requirements, maintain satisfactory academic progress, and have financial need. You will need to submit the FAFSA each year by the March 2 deadline in order for your Cal Grant to be renewed.

The expected amounts for private institutions for 2016-2017 are:

  • Cal Grant A: $9,084
  • Cal Grant B: $9,084
  • Cal Grant B Access $1,656

 

Cal Grant A

The Cal Grant A is an award offered to middle and low income students who meet all Cal Grant requirements, demonstrate financial need, and meet the income and asset ceilings established by the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC).

In order to qualify for a Cal Grant A, you must:

  • File the FAFSA by March 2
  • Have graduated from a California High School
  • Have a high school GPA of 3.0

The Cal Grant A is awarded in the amount of $9,084 at Loyola Marymount University. Award amounts are determined through the state budget process and may change.

 

Cal Grant B and Cal Grant Access Awards

The Cal Grant B is an award offered to disadvantaged or low-income students who meet all Cal Grant requirements, demonstrate financial need, and meet the income and asset ceilings established by the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC).

In order to qualify for the Cal Grant B you must:

  • File the FAFSA by March 2
  • Have graduated from a California High School
  • Have at least a 2.0 High School GPA

If you qualify for the Cal Grant B, during your freshman year, Cal Grant B recipients will receive a Cal Grant B Access Award for $1,656 which is designated to cover living expenses, books, supplies, and transportation. When the Cal Grant B is renewed beyond your freshman year, you will also receive a Cal Grant B for $9,084 to be applied to the cost of tuition and fees. Award amounts are determined through the state budget process and may change.

 

Cal Grant B Access Refund Request

LMU will automatically disburse your Cal Grant B Access Award to your student account at the start of each semester. Your Cal Grant B Access award will be applied towards the outstanding balance on your student account.

You have the right to request that your Cal Grant B Access Award be refunded to you instead of being applied to the balance on your student account. To request a refund for the amount of your Cal Grant B Access award, complete the Cal Grant B Access Refund Request Form located on the Forms section of the LMU Financial Aid Website. Please make sure to select the form for the proper aid year.

Please note that you will be responsible for any unpaid bills in your student account that your Cal Grant B Access award would otherwise have reduced or cleared. In addition, you cannot receive a refund for this amount until after your Cal Grant B Access award has been disbursed to your student account and no earlier than the first day of the semester.