Cal Grant GPA Requirement


Filing for the March 2, 2017, Cal Grant Award Deadline

The March 2, 2017, Cal Grant filing deadline has passed. The next filing deadline, for community college students only, is September 2, 2017 (see below).

To be considered for a 2017-2018 Cal Grant award, you must have completed both of these application requirements by March 2, 2017:

      1. Submitted a 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or a 2017-2018 California Dream Act Application (CADAA).
      2. Ensured that a certified Grade Point Average (GPA) was submitted to the California Student Aid Commission (Commission).

The Commission will not process any GPAs that may have been submitted in prior years. In order for a student to be considered for a 2017-2018 Cal Grant award, a new GPA must be received by the Commission by the stated deadline.

If circumstances beyond your control prevented the submission of your March 2 Cal Grant GPA, you may file an appeal according to the following instructions.


Filing for the September 2, 2017, Cal Grant Award Deadline

This deadline is for students attending California Community Colleges only.

To be considered for a September 2, 2017 award for the 2017-2018 academic year, you must have completed these application requirements by September 2, 2017:

      1. Submitted a 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
      2. Ensured that a certified Grade Point Average (GPA) was electronically submitted to the California Student Aid Commission (Commission) by your school.
      3. Enroll in a California Community College for the fall 2017-2018 term.

Cal Grant GPAs will be accepted only if certified by a school electronically or submitted on the paper GPA Verification form. No transcripts are accepted

Please ask your school to submit your GPA electronically to the Commission by the September 2, 2017, filing deadline.

If the school cannot submit electronically, the paper Cal Grant GPA Verification form must be printed and certified by the school. Click on the following link to download the necessary paper form.


WebGrants for Students

Are you wondering if your Cal Grant GPA has been received by the Commission? After you have filed a FAFSA or California Dream Act Application, you can go on-line and check the status of your Cal Grant application by logging on to WebGrants for Students and creating an account. This secure site provides you with resources, information and tools to assist you with the college financial aid process. It will also let you view the status of your Cal Grant or Chafee Grant application, update your address, submit corrections, view your payment history, update your college of attendance, or satisfy outstanding requirements.