What is a Cal Grant

What is a Cal Grant

What is a Cal Grant?

A Cal Grant is money to be used for college that does not need to be paid back; in order to be considered for a Cal Grant you must apply for Federal Student Aid by completing the 2018-2019 FAFSA at fafsa.ed.gov  or a California Dream Act Application (CADAA) at https://dream.csac.ca.gov/ by March 2nd. Additionally, a certified grade point average (GPA) must be submitted with the California Student Aid Commission by March 2nd. There are three Cal Grant Program award types, Cal Grant High School Entitlement, Cal Grant Transfer Entitlement and Cal Grant Competitive Awards with two award types that can be used at LMU Cal Grant A and Cal Grant B. You do not need to figure out which one to apply for as the answers you provided on your FAFSA or CADAA along with your certified GPA will be used to help determine your eligibility; provided that you meet general eligibility requirements and program specific requirements.

Please note: Students who complete a FAFSA and submit a verified GPA to CSAC by March 2nd who meet General eligibility requirements but are not awarded a Cal Grant Entitlement award will be considered for a Competitive award.