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CCA Scholarships + Cal Grant Support

*Impact on Institutional Aid due to Cal Grant Ineligibility

Incoming and continuing students are awarded an Estimated Cal Grant on their initial financial aid award letter per academic year, based on the California Student Aid Commission's income and assets ceiling requirements. If a student becomes ineligible for Cal Grant based on GPA, verification or other requirements, deemed by CSAC, students will be re-packaged accordingly and receive a revised award letter.


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 award 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.

  • Incoming New Students:
    • Qualifying students can receive grants up to $9,220 per academic year, 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.
    • are not required to resubmit verification of their grade point average to the California Student Aid Commission each year.
    • must maintain good academic standing, in addition to ongoing financial need.

Cal Grant B

This award 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.

  • Incoming New Students:
    • Awards for first-year students provide up to $1,648 for books and living expenses.
    • The living allowance stipend is applied directly towards tuition and fees, however, the student can submit a request to have the funds disbursed directly to them to help pay for books and supplies.
    • When renewed or eligible beyond the first year, awards also include tuition and fee assistance of $9,220 in addition to the living allowance stipend of $1,648.
  • 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.
    • are not required to re-submit verification of their GPA (grade point average) to the CSAC each year.
    • must maintain good academic standing, in addition to ongoing financial need.

Eligibility Requirements

Students must complete the following requirements in order to be considered for Cal Grant by the deadline.

Annual Deadline: March 2


WebGrants 4 Students

  • Students should create a WebGrants 4 Students account to monitor and manage their state awarded financial aid.
  • WebGrants 4 Students (WG4S) will let students check the status of their state grants, and take necessary steps to secure their aid.