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 www.fafsa.ed.gov
must be completed at http://www.csac.ca.gov/dream_act.asp
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.”