California Community Colleges Cal Grant C Students Working in a Laboratory

Cal Grant C

Cal Grant C can help you pay for your college education.

Cal Grant C gives free money to students pursuing occupational or technical programs.

The California Student Aid Commission provides State financial aid for those who meet certain income, assets and other financial aid standards to attend college.

African American Cal Grant C Student Working on Her Laptop

About

Eligibility is based on income, assets and other financial aid standards. You can apply by filling out a Free Application for
Federal Student Aid
(FAFSA) or California Dream Act
Application
(CADAA). If the Commission determines you eligible for a Cal Grant C, complete the Cal Grant C Supplement Form and return it to the California Student Aid Commission by the requested deadline.

Award Amount

Cal Grant C offers $1,094 that can be used for books, tools, equipment and other community college expenses.

More financial aid programs are available.

Most U.S. citizens qualify for financial aid with a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Undocumented students can get assistance through the California Dream Act (CADAA).

PELL GRANTS

Grant

Federal Pell Grants go to undergraduate students without college degrees who come from low-income families.

CAL GRANT PROGRAM

Grant

Cal Grants get awarded to California resident undergraduates based on financial need, academic performance and other factors.

PROMISE GRANTS

Grant

Low-income students and students receiving cash assistance may automatically apply for a California College Promise Grant (CCPG).

STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarship

The California Community Colleges Scholarship Endowment (CCCSE) offers over 3,000 student scholarships per year.

WORK-STUDY PROGRAMS

Part-Time Employment

Federal work-study students earn money to pay for college by working a part-time job on-campus or out in the community.

FOSTER YOUTH

Grant

Foster youth students who were in care on or after their 16th birthday can apply for a Chafee Grant up until they turn 26.

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