The most important deadline for Cal Grants is March 2. Be certain that you submit your completed FAFSA and your verified Cal Grant GPA Form by the March 2 Cal Grant application deadline. Cal Grant eligibility could add up to $1,473 to your Foothill College financial aid award.
Cal Grants are funded by the state with a small portion of funding from the federal government through the Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership Program (LEAP). Cal Grant awards do not have to be paid back.
If you do not submit Cal Grant application materials by this priority deadline (March 2, 2015), there is a secondary deadline, specifically for California Community College students on Sept. 2, 2015. Be aware that a limited number of these grants is available. Upon transfer to a California four-year college or university, you may receive up to $9,233 in addition to the basic $1,473 award.
There are three different Cal Grants: Cal Grant A, B and C. Restrictions apply.
Cal Grant A pays for tuition and fees at a four-year institution. Eligible students may place the award on reserve for up to two years while attending community college;
The student who is awarded Cal Grant B may receive the living allowance ($1,473) at community college; upon transfer to a four-year institution, he/she continues to receive the living allowance plus the tuition award in the same amount as the Cal Grant A;
Cal Grant C recipients must be enrolled in a vocational or technical program and receive $547 per year for a maximum of two years; and
Restrictions apply and amounts award are subject to change.
Be an Informed Consumer: There is never a fee to fill out or submit the FAFSA. You do not need to pay for the FAFSA or to have it completed for you.