Read the instructions carefully before completing the Cal Grant GPA Verification Form. Please note that schools must complete the "For School Use Only" section at the bottom of the form.
First, complete the "To be Filled Out by Student" section at the top of the form (use black ink only). Have your school complete the “For School Use Only” section, then make and keep a photocopy, and mail it by the March 2 postmark deadline to:
California Student Aid Commission
Cal Grant Operations Branch
P.O. Box 419077
Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-9077
If you already have a Cal Grant or a Cal Grant Reserve award and wish to renew that award, you don’t have to complete the GPA Verification Form. Just complete the FAFSA and list the college you’ll be attending in the fall in Step Six. (The school you list will certify your Cal Grant renewal eligibility.) If you’re already in college and are applying for a new Cal Grant, you must submit both the FAFSA and your verified Cal Grant GPA to be considered for an award. The Commission does not keep forms from past years.
Some schools electronically submit a list of verified GPAs directly to the Commission. If your school does so, it will not be necessary for you to submit the paper GPA Verification Form. However, you should confirm that your school will submit your GPA—and did submit it—because you’re responsible for making sure your verified Cal Grant GPA is submitted to the Commission by the Cal Grant application deadline.
If you’re mailing any forms, be sure to get a Certificate of Mailing ($1.15 plus postage) from the Post Office as proof you met the March 2 deadline.