Types of Cal Grants

There are two kinds of Cal Grants you can receive at LMU — A and  B — but you don’t have to figure out which one to apply for. Your eligibility will be based on your FAFSA or CADAA (California Dream Application) responses, your verified Cal Grant GPA and the type of California colleges you list on your FAFSA. If  you’re a recent high school graduate you may qualify for a  Cal Grant High School Entitlement Award or if you attended a California Community college you may qualify for Transfer Entitlement award.

  • 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).

    • For low to middle income students
    • 3.00 high school GPA minimum (High School Entitlement)
      • 2.40 CA community college GPA minimum (Transfer Entitlement)
    • May be used for an academic program that is 2-4 years in length
    • Can only be used for tuition and fees
    • If awarded at a California Community College, will be held in reserve up to two years until student transfers to a tuition charging institution

    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

    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).

    • For low income students
    • 2.00 high school GPA minimum (High School Entitlement)
      • 2.40 CA community college GPA minimum (Transfer Entitlement)
    • May be used for an academic program that is at least 1 year in length
    • Includes an additional annual Access Award amount (living expenses)
    • Sophomore through Senior years the student will receive tuition and fees plus Access Award at tuition charging institution