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Cal Grant A & B Competitive Grant Program

There is no application fee for the Cal Grant A & B Competitive Award Program.

Application Deadline: March 2 for students not receiving an Entitlement Award; September 2 for California Community College students only.

Residency: U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, Permanent resident and current California resident as well as at time of high school graduation.

Award may be used for: Undergradutate study
Award may be used at: California postsecondary institution
Designated institutions: Cal Grant qualifying California postsecondary schools

Applicant must demonstrate: Academic performance and financial need.
Other application requirements: Applicants must submit FAFSA to federal processor and Cal Grant GPA Verification Form to California Student Aid Commission.

Additional information:

Applicants must have income and assets below established levels

Minimum 3.0 GPA for Cal Grant A; minimum 2.0 GPA for Cal Grant B

Cal Grant A awards intended to help low- and middle- income families pay tuition and fees

Cal Grant B awards up to $1551. Access costs only in first academic year of attendance; tuition/fee plus access costs thereafter

Students with no available GPA can submit SAT, ACT or GED scores

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