California State Grants

Cal Grants are one of the smartest ways to get money for college; for starters, it is money you don't have to pay back. To qualify, you must be a California resident, meet a minimum GPA, and have income and asset below the required ceilings.

Cal Grant awards range from $1,672 to $10,756. If you meet the aforementioned requirements; you will receive a Cal Grant Eligibility notification from CSAC with additional instructions on how to claim your award. 

Students may receive a Cal Grant for four years or up to eight semesters provided you are enrolled full time; student enrolled less than full time will be prorated accordingly. Cal Grants are renewable provided:

  • you continue to meet income and asset ceiling requirements
  • maintain satisfactory academic progress
  • demonstrate financial need

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