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Cal Grants

Cal Grants are awarded on the basis of financial need and do not have to be repaid. Cal Grants are provided by the state and are awarded to students who demonstrate the greatest financial need and have completed their financial aid application by the published deadlines.

WHO MAY APPLY
  • California residents or meet AB540 criteria
  • All full- and half-time undergraduate students in a degree program
HOW TO APPLY
  • File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Application by March 2 preceding the award year
  • Send GPA verification to the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) by March 2, 2016
  • After the initial award year, you must file a FAFSA/California Dream Application each year to continue to receive the grant
HOW AWARDS ARE DETERMINED
  • Awarding Criteria is set by the state of California and the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC)
  • Cal Grant A and B are based on financial eligibility and GPA
  • Student must meet annual income and asset maximums set by CSAC
2017-18 AWARD AMOUNTS*
  • Cal Grant A fees: $12,630
  • Cal Grant B fees: $12,630
  • Cal Grant B Stipend: $1,670 (Cal Grant B pays stipend only in first year. Subsequent years include fees.)

* Amounts are set by the state government and are subject to change at any time. You must be enrolled full-time (12 or more units) to receive the full grant and enrolled at least half-time (6 or more units) to receive a prorated amount.

PRIORITY FILING DEADLINE
  • FAFSA/California Dream Application and GPA Verification form must be filed by March 2nd

For specific information regarding Cal Grants and your eligibility visit www.webgrants4students.org.

(Reviewed 5/19/2017 - BS)

 

Hours: 10am-5pm Monday to Friday
102 Aldrich Hall, Irvine, CA 92697-2825
Tel: (949) 824-8262
Fax: (949) 824-4876 (fax)
Email: finaid@uci.edu

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