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The Cal Grant Program is a state funded educational opportunity grant program, which assists students in paying for the costs of post-secondary education.  To be eligible students must submit a completed FAFSA and a Grade Point Average Verification form by March 2 of the year before the award year.  Students must be US Citizens or eligible non-citizen and California residents.  Students must not be in default of a student loan and must be meeting satisfactory academic progress as defined by the University.

 
Cal Grant A
(Entitlement and Competitive Awards)

Cal Grant A Entitlement Awards provide grant funds to help pay for tuition and fees to California residents attending qualifying institutions.  Entitlement awards are guaranteed for students with at least a 3.0 grade point average and meet need qualifications.  Those who do not qualify for entitlement awards will be considered for competitive awards.  Competitive awards are issued to students from middle-low income families.  Cal Grant A is a gift aid and does not have to be repaid.

Cal Grant B
(Entitlement and Competitive Awards)

Cal Grant B Entitlement Awards provide grant funds assisting students with the costs of post-secondary education.  Grants are awarded to California residents attending qualified institutions.  Entitlement awards are guaranteed for students with at least a 2.0 grade point average and meet need qualifications.

Those who do not qualify for entitlement awards will be considered for competitive awards.  Competitive awards are awarded to students from low-income, disadvantaged backgrounds, and are used for access costs (room & board, transportation etc;).  Cal Grant B is a gift aid and does not have to be repaid.

 

 
 
 
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