In addition to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), to apply for a Cal Grant a school certified Grade Point Average (GPA) must be submitted to the California Student Aid Commission (Commission) by the filing deadline. The March 2, 2014, Cal Grant filing deadline has passed. The next filing deadline, for community college students only, is September 2, 2014.Filing a March 2 Late GPA Appeal (for High School Entitlement)
State law allows high school entitlement applicants to file an appeal by with the Commission for students that were not able to submit their GPA on-time due to circumstances beyond the studentís control. A 2014-15 Entitlement Cal Grant candidate must graduate high school or achieve the equivalent after July 1, 2012 and the GPA must be calculated from high school grades.
The late Cal Grant GPA Appeal form will be available soon.Filing for the September 2, 2014 (Community College only)
For the September 2, 2014, deadline for community college students, Cal Grant GPAs will be accepted only if certified by a school electronically or on the paper GPA Verification form. No transcripts are accepted. The fastest and most secure way for a student to submit his or her Cal Grant GPA is to have their school electronically upload the GPA directly to the California Student Aid Commissionís system. Please ask your school to submit your GPA electronically to the Commission by the September 2, 2014, filing deadline
If the school cannot submit electronically, the paper Cal Grant GPA Verification form must be certified by the school.
Click on the following link to download the September 2 Cal Grant GPA Verification Form.