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Cal Grants

What is Cal Grant?

The Cal Grant is a state grant that students may be eligible for in addition to the Federal Pell Grant.

Students must complete their FAFSA and submit the GPA verification form to the California Student Aid Commission. There are 2 deadlines for applying for the Cal Grant; March 2nd and September 2nd. The September 2nd deadline is only for students enrolled at a community college.

We will verify your eligibility and award the Cal Grant when your financial aid file is completed and when the CA Budget is approved/passed.

You must also meet the following requirements: 

  • Be Federally eligible
  • Be enrolled at least half-time in an eligible program at CRC
  • Have remaining unmet financial need
  • Be enrolled in an eligible Educational Goal. Examples of acceptable Educational Goals:

Obtain an AA degree and transfer to a 4-year college

Transfer to a 4-year without an AA

Obtain AA degree without a transfer

Earn a vocational certificate without transfer

 

Disbursement Process

Cal Grant disbursements will be made in one payment only beginning Fall 2016. In addition, the Cal Grant census date is September 2nd, 2016 for the Fall 2016 semester. This means that only the courses in which students were enrolled in on or before September 2nd will be funded. Students will not receive the Cal Grant for any courses added after September 2nd.  Please note that this is different from the disbursement process for Federal Student Aid (Pell Grant, FSEOG, Direct Loans).

*The Cal Grant census date for the Spring 2017 semester is January 27, 2017.

 

Where to File

File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Cal Grant Grade Point Average (GPA) Verification form here.

For additional questions visit the California Student Aid Commission’s WebGrants for Students Website at https://mygrantinfo.csac.ca.gov or contact the Student Support Services at (888) 224-7268 or studentsupport (at) csac [dot] ca [dot] gov.

Click here to go to the Cal Grant website (www.calgrants.org)

 

Non Social Security Number Cal Grants

Applying for Cal Grant Takes Two Forms! California Dream Application Form Your Non SSN GPA Verification Form = Non-SSN Cal Grant Application. File your California Dream Application and Cal Grant Grade Point Average (GPA) Verification form by the March 2 or the September 2 deadlines for a Cal Grant – that’s money you don’t have to pay back.

For additional questions visit the California Student Aid Commission’s WebGrants for Students Website at https://mygrantinfo.csac.ca.gov or contact the Student Support Services at (888) 224-7268 or studentsupport (at) csac [dot] ca [dot] gov (studentsupport (at) csac [dot] ca [dot] gov).

Click here to go to the Non-SSN Cal Grant website (www.csac.ca.gov/dream_act.asp)

Where to Find Us

Location: Library Building, L-107 (1st Floor)
Hours:
Mon - Thurs 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Student Access Center L125:
Fridays Only
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

 

Phone: (916) 691-7325
Fax: (916) 691-7651
Email: crcfinaid@crc.losrios.edu

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