Cal Grant GPA Requirement
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, 2013, Cal Grant filing deadline has passed. The next filing deadline, for community college students only, is September 2, 2013.
Filing for the September 2, 2013 (Community College only)
The September 2nd deadline is designated for students that will be attending a California Community College (CCC) during the 2013-14 academic year. To be considered for this award, you must complete the following three requirements. First, a 2013-14 FAFSA must be complete along with your certified GPA by the deadline. Lastly, you must also be enrolled in a CCC for the Fall 2013 term by the September 2 deadline.
For the September 2, 2013, 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, 2013, filing deadline.
Due to September 2, 2013 falling on the Labor Day holiday, the deadline is extended to Tuesday, September 3, 2013. The paper GPA Verification form must be postmarked no later than September 3, 2013.
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 and the September 2, Cal Grant GPA Calculation Instructions.
Are you wondering if your Cal Grant GPA has been received by the Commission? After you have filed a FAFSA, you can go on-line and check the status of your Cal Grant application by logging on to www.webgrants4students.org and creating a WebGrants for Students account. This secure site will let you view the status of your Cal Grant or Chafee Grant application, update your address, view payment history or report your college of attendance to the Commission.