The Cal Grant is a grant from the state of California administered by the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC). The CalGrant is available for students who are pursuing an undergraduate degree.
If you're a graduating California high school senior or recent graduate, meet academic, financial and eligibility requirements and apply by the March 2 Cal Grant deadline, you may qualify to receive a Cal Grant.
Submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by March 2 and submit a Cal Grant GPA verification form to the California Student Aid Commission by the March 2 deadline. If you meet the income, eligibility, and GPA requirements, you will be notified directly by CSAC if you qualify for a Cal Grant.
Check with your high school. Most California High Schools will submit a verified Cal Grant GPA for you. If not, you can go online and download a GPA Verification form, fill out the student section and take it to your school. It must be submitted to CSAC by March 2, 2012.
After you have filed a FAFSA, you can go on-line and check the status of your Cal Grant application by logging on to www.webgrants4students.org and creating a WebGrants for Students account. This secure site will let you view the status of your Cal Grant application, update your address, view payment history or report your college of attendance to the Commission.
Each year the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) publishes income and asset ceilings for the Cal Grant Program eligibility. These ceilings are subject to change until the annual state budget is passed.