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CCA Scholarships + Cal Grant Support

Receiving a Cal Grant makes a difference. When you combine CCA scholarships with Cal Grants and federal grants you may receive up to 85% of your tuition covered each year depending on your (and your family's) financial circumstances.

Cal Grant A

This program provides tuition and fee assistance to undergraduate California residents who seek to earn a bachelor's degree. Awards are based on cumulative GPA and financial need.

Qualifying students can receive grants up to $9,084, renewable up to four years.

Continuing Cal Grant A recipients must file a FAFSA each year, maintain a minimum cumulative 3.0 grade point average and meet the income and asset requirements as determined by the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) each year.

Continuing recipients are not required to resubmit verification of their grade point average to the California Student Aid Commission each year.

Recipients must maintain good academic standing, in addition to ongoing financial need.

Cal Grant B

A program that provides a living allowance stipend and tuition and fee assistance to undergraduate California residents who seek to earn a bachelor's degree.

Awards are based on cumulative GPA and significant financial need. Recipients are generally from disadvantaged economic/educational backgrounds.

Awards for first-year students provide up to $1,672 for books and living expenses. When renewed or applied beyond the first year, awards also include tuition and fee assistance of up to $9,084.

Continuing Cal Grant B recipients must file a FAFSA each year, maintain a minimum cumulative 2.0 grade point average and meet the income and asset requirements as determined by the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) each year.

Continuing recipients are not required to resubmit verification of their grade point average to the California Student Aid Commission each year.

Continuing Cal Grant recipients must maintain good academic standing, in addition to ongoing financial need.

Cal Grants & Institutional Aid

Students who are awarded a Cal Grant after receiving their initial financial aid award letter should anticipate a revised award letter with reduced institutional scholarship assistance.

Recent Changes to Cal Grant Award Amounts

The Cal Grant information presented here is subject to change at any time based on California state funding for educational assistance programs.

Changes to Cal Grant funding may affect your overall aid package.

If this situation applies, you should anticipate a revised award letter that takes the new award information into account.


Find out more at the California Student Aid Commission website.

If you already have a Cal Grant, go to your Cal Grant 4 Students portal.