California Community Colleges Cal Grant Transfer Entitlement Award Students Gathered in Front of a Computer Monitor

Cal Grant Transfer Entitlement Award

Cal Grant Transfer Entitlement Award can help you pay for your college education.

Transfer Entitlement Awards go to students who plan to transfer directly from a California community college to a four-year university.

Cal Grant A is for low-income to middle-income students with a minimum 2.40 California community college GPA. Cal Grant B is for low-income students with a minimum 2.40 California community college GPA.

Cal Grant Transfer Entitlement Award Students Wearing Purple Caps and Gowns at a Graduation Ceremony

About

Cal Grant-eligible students under the age of 28 by December 31 of the award year who plan to transfer to a four-year university can apply by filling out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA). Once you are preliminarily awarded, you must complete a Transfer Entitlement Certification form at Webgrants 4 Students.

Award Amount

If awarded at a California Community College, Cal Grant A funds will be held in reserve for up to two academic years until you transfer to a four-year tuition institution in California. At that point, the money will be used to cover tuition and fees. At a CSU (California State University) - $5,742. At a UC (University of California) -$12,570. At a Private Non-Profit School - $9,084. At a Private For-Profit School (WASC Accredited) - $8,056. At a Private For-Profit School (Non-WASC Accredited) - $4,000.

Cal Grant B offers $1,656 as a living allowance plus an additional amount of $5,742 (CSU); $12,570 (UC); $9,084 (Private Non-Profit); $8,056 (Private For-Profit School (WASC Accredited)); or $4,000 (Private For-Profit School (Non WASC Accredited)) may be available to cover the systemwide tuition and fees.

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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