Santa Clara University

State Grants

A grant is a type of gift aid that does not require repayment. Each grant has different requirements for eligibility. Eligibility for need-based grants is determined using federal and/or state formulas and the information the student provided to the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC).

Cal Grant A

Cal Grant A is a state-funded program for California residents. Recipients are chosen on the basis of both academic achievement and financial need. If selected for an award, you will receive notification from the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC).

  • Need-based
  • 2014-15: $9,084 (new to program & 2013-14 renewals); $9,223 (2012-13 renewals)
  • FAFSA required annually
  • Have family income and assets below the established ceilings
  • 3.0 High School GPA or 2.4 College GPA
  • Available to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's degree or professional degree
  • Must meet satisfactory academic progress
  • Student must be enrolled at least half-time

Cal Grant B

Cal Grant B is a state-funded program for California residents. Recipients are chosen on the basis of both academic achievement and financial need. If selected for an award, you will receive notification from the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC).

  • Need-based
  • 2014-15: $1,648 first year, $9,084 plus $1,648 subsequent years (new to program & 2013-14 renewals); $9,223 plus $1,648 (2012-13 renewals)
  • FAFSA required annually
  • Have family income and assets below the established ceilings
  • 2.0 High School GPA
  • Available to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's degree or professional degree
  • Must meet satisfactory academic progress
  • Student must be enrolled at least half-time

NOTE: When you complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), California residence should set up their WebGrants for Student account, which will enable them the ability to monitor and manage their California State Grant programs.

Other California Aid Programs

The California Student Aid Commission also sponsors the California Dream Act, Law Enforcement Personnel Dependents Scholarship Program, Child Development Grant Program, California Chafee Grant Program, Assumption Program of Loans for Education (APLE), State Nursing Assumption Program of Loans for Education (SNAPLE) and the National Guard Education Assistance Award Program.

NOTE: The APLE and SNAPLE programs are no longer available due to the California State Budget. Students who have previously applied for APLE or SNAPLE should contact the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) to check on the status of their application.

Mailing Address
California Student Aid Commission
PO Box 419026
Rancho Cordova, CA 95741
USA

Telephone (888) CA-GRANT
Fax (916) 464-8002

Hours of Operations
Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

WebGrants for Students
The California Student Aid Commission has created WebGrants for Students to provide students with the resources, information and tools to assist with California State Grant programs.

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