Cal Grant A & B
Cal Grant A is a state sponsored program designed to assist low-and middle-income students with tuition and fees. Cal Grant A is awarded to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's degree or professional degree.
Cal Grant B provides a living allowance and tuition and fee assistance for low-income students. Awards for most first-year students are limited to an allowance of up to $1,551 for books and living expenses. When renewed or awarded beyond the freshman year, the award also helps pay for tuition and fees. The awards for tuition and fees are the same as those for Cal Grant A. For Cal Grant B, your coursework must be for at least one academic year. The maximum 2011-2012 Cal Grant award was $11,259 (with stipend).
Students interested in applying for a 2012/2013 Cal Grant must file a FAFSA and a GPA Verification Form by the March 2, 2012 deadline. Current students with a Cal Grant award who wish to renew their eligibility must file a renewal FAFSA 2012-2013 (available on line beginning January 1, 2012 at www.fafsa.gov) by March 2, 2012. Please keep in mind that the USF FAFSA priority deadline for new undergraduates is Feb 1st, which is earlier than the March 2 deadline for Cal grants. Eligibility for renewal of a Cal Grant award will be determined by the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) each year. More information about Cal Grant A & B can be found at www.csac.ca.gov or by calling 1-888-224-7268.