Grants

Grants are awarded on the basis of financial need and do not have to be paid back.

Federal Pell Grant

The Federal Pell Grant program provides need-based grants to students and determined by the US Department of Education. Federal Pell Grants range between $574 and $5645, and are awarded to every undergraduate student who qualifies. Grants can be used for tuition, fees and living expenses. Students can be enrolled less than half time. When you file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you are automatically considered for a Federal Pell Grant. Your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) will determine if you qualify and the amount of the award. .

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is a need-based federal grant available to students with the most exceptional financial need who have not yet received a bachelor's degree. The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant ranges between $100 and $4000 a year. Funding is limited, and priority is given to students who are eligible for a Federal Pell Grant, and then to other undergraduate students with the greatest need.

Cal Grant A

Cal Grant A assists with tuition and fees. There are two Cal Grant A awards: Entitlement and Competitive. There is also a Cal Grant A award for students transferring from a California Community College to a four-year college.

Cal Grant A Entitlement Award

Every graduating high school senior who has at least a 3.0 GPA, meets the financial and academic requirements and applies on time will receive a Cal Grant A Entitlement Award.

Cal Grant A Competitive Award

Other eligible students who have at least a 3.0 GPA may apply for a Cal Grant A Competitive Award. Selection is based on a composite score that takes into consideration your family's income, parent's educational level, GPA, time out of high school and other factors, such as whether you come from a single-parent household or are a former foster youth.

Cal Grant B

Cal Grant B provides a living-allowance and tuition and fees assistance for low-income students. Awards for most first-year students are limited to an allowance for books and living expenses. When renewed or awarded beyond the freshman year, the award also helps pay for tuition and fees. The award for tuition and fees is the same as that for Cal Grant A. There are two types of Cal Grant B awards, Entitlement and Competitive. There is also a Cal Grant B award for students transferring from a California Community College to a four-year college.

Cal Grant B Entitlement Award

Every graduating high school senior who has at least a 2.0 GPA, meets the financial and eligibility requirements and applies on time will receive a Cal Grant B Entitlement Award.

Cal Grant B Competitive Award

Other eligible students who have at least a 2.0 GPA may apply for a Cal Grant B Competitive Award. Selection is based on a composite score that takes into consideration your family's income, parent's educational level, GPA, time out high school and other factors, such as whether you come from a single-parent household or are a former foster youth.