Cal Grant GPA Requirement

Filing for the March 2, 2020 Cal Grant Award Deadline
To be considered for a Cal Grant award, you must complete both of these requirements: First, a 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed with the Federal processor at must be completed at by the March 2nd deadline. Second, you must ensure that a certified Grade Point Average (GPA) is submitted to the California Student Aid Commission (Commission) by March 2nd.
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 2nd* filing deadline.
Please allow approximately 6-8 weeks for a paper GPA verification form to be processed.
Cal Grant B Recipients
“Cal Grant B recipients may elect to receive the full disbursement of their “Access” or “Book and Supplies” awards to use towards educational expenses or have it applied to any outstanding balances on the student’s account. By choosing the first option, Cal Grant B recipients are responsible to resolve any account balances with their institution. Please see your financial aid office for more information.”
Filing for the March 2, 2020 Cal Grant Award Deadline

The California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) awards Cal Grants to eligible California students. A grant is money that you don't need to pay back.

You apply for all Cal Grants – there are multiple types -- when you complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act application and have your high school provide a verified grade point average (GPA) to CSAC.

Selection is based on financial need, academic performance, and other factors. You must apply for a Cal Grant by the March 2 deadline by filing your FAFSA or Dream Act application and ensuring your school submits your verified GPA.

Basic Eligibility Requirements for All Cal Grant Programs

All Cal Grant recipients must:

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Cal Grant GPA Verification Form

  • Please download the GPA Verification form and submit it to the Financial Aid Office.
  • High School Students submit this form to your guidance counselor
  • AP/Transfer students please submit this form to your current school
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Fifth Year Benefits

Complete this form only if:
  •    You have previously received the Cal Grant and will be attending your 5th year at SCI-Arc
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