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Fund Your Future

CSAC.CA.GOV

“I believe every eligible Californian should be able to attend

college and that a person’s socioeconomic background should not

be a barrier to access. I’m passionate about financial literacy and I

want to promote the California Student Aid Commission’s programs

and information to ensure that students have all the tools they need

to understand the cost of college, take advantage of all financial

aid opportunities, and select the college that best suits them.”

YOUR VERIFIED GRADE

POINT AVERAGE IS A MUST

FOR CAL GRANTS

OCTOBER 1 – MARCH 2 GPA VERIFICATION

DEADLINE

Good grades are like money in the bank - the

better your grades, the more financial aid you

may receive.

The Cal Grant is administered by the California Student

Aid Commission. To be considered for the Cal Grant A, Cal

Grant B, or Cal Grant C, you must complete a FAFSA or

CADAA, we must also receive your school verified GPA,

and you must verify using

www.webgrants4students.org

that you have graduated from high school or earned your

General Education Development (GED) certificate; High

School Equivalency Test (HiSET); Test Assessing Secondary

Completion (TASC) or the California High School Proficiency

Exam (CHSPE) on or after July 1, 2000.

State law requires that all California public high school

districts and charters electronically submit student GPAs

to the Commission directly. However, you can submit

a school verified “paper” GPA to the Commission by

downloading the form from our website at

www.csac.

ca.gov/GPA

. The form must be completed and signed

by a representative from your high school campus and

submitted to the Commission by the March 2 deadline.

— Devon Graves,

California Student Aid Commission

Student Commissioner

COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS

If you are enrolled at a community college, most community

college campuses send student GPAs electronically. It’s a

good idea to ask the financial aid office at your community

college to confirm if your GPA has been sent to the California

Student Aid Commission.

The Full Time Student Success Grant (FTSSG) is a new

grant program for California Community College students.

The program provides funding to the California Community

College Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) to provide for

supplemental grants for community college Cal Grant B

and Cal Grant C recipients who are enrolled as full time

students. All 113 California Community Colleges participate

in the FTSSG program.