How to Apply

  • Entering Freshmen

    If you are 2018 or 2019 high school graduate, you may be eligible for a high school entitlement award in 2019-2020.

    • Complete the 2019-2020 FAFSA by October 1, 2018 but no later than March 2, 2019
    • File a certified GPA with CSAC by March 2, 2019

    Note:  If you attended a public or charter high school, California law requires that by, October 1, 2018, all public and charter high schools electronically upload GPAs for current enrolled seniors that do not opt-out.  Check if your high school counselor requires any action to send your GPA.   If you attended a private school, contact your high school counselor if they will send your GPA as they are not mandated to do so. If you are required to complete the GPA form, it can be found here.

  • Incoming Transfer Students

    If you will be a Transfer Student in 2019-2020, graduated from a California high school, have a verified GPA of 2.4, and are under 28 years of age by December 31 of the year of the application; you may be eligible for a transfer entitlement award.

    Note: You must be transferring to Bachelor Degree Granting Institution in the academic year for which you are initially awarded a Cal Grant. For example, if you receive a transfer entitlement award for 2019-2020, you must transfer in Fall of 2019 or Spring 2020 to be eligible for the award. Sign in and check Webgrants to check your status. 

    • Complete the 2019-2020 FAFSA by October 1, 2018 but no later than March 2, 2019
    • File a certified GPA with CSAC by March 2, 2019 (provided you have a minimum of 24 semester units. If you have 16-24 college units, please contact your community college counselor to submit a reestablished GPA.)
  • Undocumented Students

    If you are 2018 or 2019 high school graduate, you may be eligible for a high school entitlement award Cal Grant in 2019-2020.

    • Complete the 2019-2020 California Dream Act Application by October 1, 2018 but no later than March 2, 2019
    • File a certified GPA with CSAC by March 2, 2019
    • Attended a California High School for 3 or more years, or
    • You attained credits from a California high school equivalent to three or more years of full-time high school coursework and a total of three or more years of attendance at a California Elementary school, California Secondary Schools, California Adult Schools, or a combination thereof, or
    • You attained credits at a community college, or a combination of the schools above.
    • You graduated or will graduate from a California High School or the equivalent by passing the General Education Development (GED), High School equivalency test (HiSET) or California High School proficiency exam (CHSPE), or
    • You have or will have an associate degree from a California Community College, or
    • You have or will have fulfilled the minimum requirements to transfer from a California Community College to a University of California or California State University, and
    • If you are without lawful immigration status, you will file an affidavit with LMU stating that you will take action to legalize your immigration status as soon as eligible.

    Note:  If you attended a public or charter high school, California law requires that by, October 1, 2018, all public and charter high schools electronically upload GPAs for current enrolled seniors that do not opt-out.  Check if your high school counselor requires any action to send your GPA.   If you attended a private school, contact your high school counselor if they will send your GPA as they are not mandated to do so. If you are required to complete the GPA form, it can be found here.