The deadline to submit an application for a Cal Grant award is March 2. Under the Cal Grant program, every college-bound student who qualifies and meets the March 2 application deadline will receive a Cal Grant award for tuition and fees.
“Cal Grant awards are an important financial tool to help young people get an education,” said State Sen. Tom Harman, of Huntington Beach. “It would be a shame to miss the opportunity to go to college when there is financial assistance available.”
There are several types of Cal Grants available including awards based solely on financial need, a combination of need and academic achievement, or for students in occupational or career training programs.
To qualify for a Cal Grant, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Cal Grant Grade Point Average Verification Form. The forms are available in high school counseling offices or online at www.fafsa.ed.gov .