State Grants

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State Grants 2017-02-22T15:54:15+00:00

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Chafee Grant

A student who was in Foster care or eligible to be in Foster care between the ages of 16-18 can receive this grant. Those eligible may receive $5000.00 for the 2015-16 school year. Qualifying students will receive funds until the age of 23. For applications please go to the Chafee Grant website. To learn more please contact your case worker or ILP Coordinator or contact the financial aid office.

Cal Grant A or B

California Christian College is currently eligible for the 2016-17 Cal Grant program.

To apply for Cal Grant you must complete a FAFSA and submit a GPA Verification form by March 2 to maximize your opportunity to receive an award. If you miss the March 2 Cal Grant deadline AND you plan to attend a community college in the fall, you have until September 2 to apply. However, the number of Cal Grant awards is limited.

Cal Grant A

Entitlement Students who meet all the Cal Grant eligibility requirements, have at least a 3.0 grade point average, and apply by March 2 either of the year they graduate from high school or the following year are guaranteed a Cal Grant A. AWARD: Tuition and fee award up to $9,084. For students choosing to attend a Community College, award may be put in reserve for up to two years.

Competitive Students who are not eligible for an Entitlement award may compete for a Competitive award. Competitive awards are the same as a Cal Grant Entitlement awards, except that they are not guaranteed.

Cal Grant B

Entitlement Students who meet all the Cal Grant eligibility requirements, and have at least a 2.0 GPA and apply by March 2 of the year they graduate from high school or the following year are guaranteed a Cal Grant B. AWARD: Access award only for the first year ($1,670). Access + tuition and fees award for subsequent years ($1,670 access + up to $9,084 tuition and fees).

Competitive Students who are not eligible for an Entitlement award may compete for a Competitive award. Competitive awards are the same as a Cal Grant Entitlement awards, except that they are not guaranteed.

GPA calculation criteria for Competitive award applications

  1. If 24 or more units of college level work have been completed at the time of GPA certification, college grades will be used; if not, high school grades will be used.
  2. If using high school grades:
    • Grades earned prior to 10th grade cannot be included (high school sophomore).
    • PE and ROTC grades cannot be used.
    • GPA will be computed on a 4.00 grading scale (honors or advanced placement grades computed on a 5.00 scale must be adjusted).
  3. GED, SAT, or ACT may be used only if one of the following is true:
    • Attended high school outside of United States and grades cannot be converted to a 4.00 scale.
    • Five years have passed since attending school.
    • School graded in a manner that cannot be converted to a 4.00 scale.
    • Participated in a home schooling program (SAT, ACT, or GED test score required).
    • Test scores (GED, SAT or ACT) must be submitted to CSAC no later than March 2. These test scores are sent with the GPA Verification form.