Federal Grants

Pell Grants

Federal Pell Grants are grants available to eligible undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens, eligible non-citizens, or permanent residents who have not yet earned an undergraduate degree. Your award is based on established financial need and it may be used for any educational cost. The amount of your grant will vary depending on your family's income and the institution you attend. Your eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant is determined when you complete the FAFSA and the financial aid application process.


Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

A Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) is a federally funded college administered grant program. SEOG funds are awarded to eligible undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens, eligible non-citizens or permanent residents who have not yet earned an undergraduate degree. Your award is based on financial need and is awarded first to those students who have maximum Pell Grant awards and have met the CalArts priority deadline. This grant may be used for any educational cost. The amount of your award may depend on your level of need and the funds available. You can apply for this grant by completing the FAFSA by the priority deadline and establishing need each year.


Cal Grants

What Is a Cal Grant?

The Cal Grant is a grant from the state of California administered by the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC). The Cal Grant 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.

How Do I Apply?

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.

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.

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Income and Asset Ceilings

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.

Go to the California Student Aid Commission website