What if I received a “pending withdrawal” letter?

If you received a letter that states "pending withdrawal," it’s because Commission records indicate that the school you list as attending for the previous academic year has not confirmed your eligibility to receive your Cal Grant award.

You’ll need to have your school confirm your Cal Grant eligibility by reporting directly to the Commission that you have received your Cal Grant payments for the term in question. This must be done by the school before the deadline listed in your letter.

If you were not attending any school for the term in question, you’ll need to request a Cal Grant leave of absence. If you were attending a different school from the one listed for the term in question, you’ll need to notify the Commission of your new school. A leave of absence or a school change may be requested by completing the Grant Record Change Form for Students or submitting the requests on WebGrants for Students.

If you or your school does not confirm your Cal Grant status by the required deadline listed in your letter, your Cal Grant award will be withdrawn. Please make sure you do this immediately.

NOTE: Please do not send the Commission a letter or transcripts indicating your enrollment. Your school’s financial aid office must submit verification that you received your Cal Grant award, or you must submit the Grant Record Change Form for Students or go to WebGrants for Students. to request a leave of absence from the Cal Grant program or to change your school for the term in question.