Cal Grant Transfer Entitlement Award

For students who plan to transfer directly from a California Community College to a 4-Year University

that offers a bachelor degree in the academic year that they are applying for the award.


Who is considered for a Transfer Entitlement Award:
  • Students who plan to transfer directly from a CA Community College to a 4-year University that offers a bachelor degree in the award year. There cannot be a gap in enrollment between attendance at the California Community college and the 4-Year University.
  • Students who meet the general Cal Grant eligibility requirements.
  • Students who graduated from a CA high school after June 30, 2000.
  • Students who were California residents (or if you applied through the Dream Act application, living in California) at the time of high school graduation.
Deadline to Apply:
  • Deadline is March 2nd of each award year
How to Apply:

Once you submit your completed FAFSA or DAA and CA community college 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
  • 2.40 CA community college GPA minimum
  • May be used for an academic program that is 2-4 years in length
  • Can only be used for tuition and fees
Cal Grant B:
  • For low income students
  • 2.40 CA community college 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