Filing for the March 2, 2018 Cal Grant Award Deadline
To be considered for a Cal Grant award, you must complete both of these requirements: First, a 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed with the Federal processor at www.fafsa.ed.gov
must be completed at http://www.csac.ca.gov/dream_act.asp
by the March 2, 2018 deadline. Second, you must ensure that a certified Grade Point Average (GPA) is submitted to the California Student Aid Commission (Commission) by March 2*, 2018.
Cal Grant GPAs will be accepted only if certified by a school electronically or on the paper GPA Verification form. No transcripts are accepted. The fastest and most secure way for a student to submit a Cal Grant GPA is to have their school electronically upload the GPA directly to the Commission’s system. Please ask your school to submit your GPA electronically to the Commission by the March 2, 2018* filing deadline.
Please allow approximately 6-8 weeks for a paper GPA verification form to be processed.
Please note: The Commission will not process any GPAs that may have been submitted in prior years. In order for a student to be considered for a 2018-2019 Cal Grant award, a new GPA form must be received by the Commission by the stated deadline.