Grants

This is gift money awarded on the basis of financial aid eligibility. Grant aid does not have to be repaid.

Federal Grants
Pell Grant - provides funding to students who demonstrate the greatest financial need. They must be seeking their first bachelor’s or are admitted to a post-baccalaureate teacher credential program; enrolled in major core courses. Grant award amounts vary based on the student’s enrollment status and the calculated eligibility based on FAFSA information.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG) - provides grant assistance for undergraduates who are eligible for a Pell Grant and who demonstrate the greatest financial need.

Cal Grants
Cal Grant A Entitlement Awards - provides need-based grant assistance to low- and middle-income students to offset tuition/fee costs for California high school graduates with at least a 3.0 grade point average. Recipients must also meet financial requirements. The maximum award amount is equal to the total amount of the system-wide tuition charged to full-time students.

Cal Grant B Entitlement Awards - provides need-based grant assistance to high-potential students from low-income, disadvantaged families to help offset tuition/fee and other costs for California high school graduates with at least a 2.0 grade point average. Recipients must also meet financial requirements. The maximum award amount is equal to the total amount of the system-wide tuition charged to full-time students. Cal Grant B awards also provide up to $1551 for books and living expenses.

Cal Grant Community College Transfer Entitlement Awards - Community college students who do not already have a Cal Grant may be eligible to receive a Cal Grant A or B Transfer Entitlement awards if they have at least 2.4 grade point average when transferring to a baccalaureate degree-granting institution. Eligible applicants must meet financial criteria, be a California resident when graduated from a California high school July 1, 2000 or later, and be under the age of 28 by December 31 of the award year.

Competitive Cal Grant A & B Awards - A limited number of Cal Grant awards are currently made available each year on a competitive basis for students who do not qualify for one of the entitlement programs.

Grant Programs Administered by the California State University
State University Grant (SUG) - provides need-based awards to cover the tuition for eligible undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate students who are California residents. Available on a first-come, first-served basis to those who applied for aid by March 2nd. Must have an expected family contribution (EFC) of $5,000 or less, and are not receiving a Cal Grant or other award designated to cover fees.

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Grant - provides assistance to economically and educationally disadvantaged undergraduates. Recipients must be California residents who are admitted to a CSU campus through the Educational Opportunity Program.