Cal Grant High School Entitlement Award

For current high school seniors and recent high school graduates



Who is considered for a High School Entitlement Award:
  • Current High school seniors and last year’s high school graduates
  • Students who meet the general Cal Grant eligibility requirements
Deadline to Apply
  • Deadline is March 2nd of each award year
How to Apply
Once you submit your completed FAFSA/DAA and high school GPA you will be considered for the appropriate Cal Grant award based on GPA, financial need and college of attendance.

Cal Grant A
  • For low to middle income students
  • 3.00 high school GPA minimum
  • May be used for an academic program that is 2-4 years in length
  • Can only be used for tuition and fees
  • If awarded at a California Community College, will be held in reserve up to two years until student transfers to a 4-year school

Cal Grant B
  • For low income students
  • 2.00 high school GPA minimum
  • May be used for an academic program that is at least 1 year in length
  • Includes an additional annual Access Award amount (living expenses)
  • Sophomore through Senior years the student will receive tuition and fees plus Access Award at tuition charging institution