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Cal Grant A - Competitive Award (For Undergraduates)

Name of Program
Cal Grant A - Competitive Award (For Undergraduates)
Website URL http://www.csac.ca.gov/cal-grants
Cal Grant A assists with tuition and fees at public and independent colleges, and some occupational and career colleges. At the University of California and the California State University, the award covers up to full system-wide fees.
There are two Cal Grant A awards: Entitlement and Competitive. There is also a Cal Grant A award for students transferring from a California Community College to a four-year college. Cal Grant Competitive awards are the same as a Cal Grant Entitlement awards, except that they are not guaranteed. See the California Student Aid Commission Web site for details.
Award Amount
For year 2012-13, a Cal Grant B pays $12,192 at the University of California, $5,472 at California State University, and $9,223 at non-public colleges.
Other Requirements/Conditions
Students who meet all the Cal Grant eligibility requirements along with other factors and 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. Students awarded an Entitlement Cal Grant A must confirm their high school graduation at www.webgrants4students.org before funds can be disbursed. Your coursework must be for at least two academic years.
Application Process
Go to tab "Students and Parents" and click on "Cal Grant-How to Apply".
Deadline Date
Early March. There is a secondary deadline, specifically for California Community College students, early September.
Tax Credit
Target Audience
Veteran, Students and interns, Residents of CA only
Type of Financial Aid