In addition to Pell Grants and other financial aid, you may be able to receive financial assistance through a grant program funded by your state of residence. Check with the appropriate state agency.
If you are a California resident, you may be eligible for the state-funded
Cal Grant to help pay for tuition and fees at NHU. Cal Grants are considered gifts and do not need to be repaid.
You may be eligible if you:
- Were a California resident when you graduated from high school or meet AB 540 criteria (see California Dream Act information below).
- Are a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen.
- Are not in default on a student loan.
- Meet financial need qualifications.
- Have a GPA that is at least:
- 3.0 (for Cal Grant A).
- 2.0 (for Cal Grant B).
Current students must also meet the satisfactory academic progress requirement to maintain eligibility to receive these grants.
If you don't qualify based on financial need, you may still be considered for one of the competitive Cal Grant awards for students from middle- to low-income or disadvantaged backgrounds.
California Dream Act Information
The California Dream Act of 2011 is the result of two bills, Assembly Bill 130 (AB 130) and Assembly Bill 131 (AB 131). Together, these bills allow undocumented and documented students who meet certain provisions of AB 540 law to apply for and receive access to the Cal Grant and other aid offered in and by the state of California. For more information and to begin your application please visit www.caldreamact.org.
To apply for a Cal Grant, you need to complete the following by March 2 of the year before you would receive the award:
- Cal Grant NHU's school code: 025184
- State of California GPA verification form