College Trainings


Training & Outreach Live Webinars (for college staff)
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The Commission offers free weekly, live training webinars in a range of topics. All webinars are presented by the Commission’s Training & Outreach team, and feature additional staff to answer attendee questions in real time. Webinar topics range from a basic overview of the Cal Grant Program (Cal Grant 101); proper use of Cal Grant Payment Codes; to the Education Level Verification process.  We also provide training on the various WebGrants reports and tools- including how to customize Your Roster; Cal Grant reconciliation, and more! College financial aid staff can also register for webinars on specialized programs, such as Middle Class Scholarship; and Programs for Foster Youth. Read more to see webinar descriptions and to register for your favorite webinar.

Education Level Verification – Register for this webinar

  • Date: Tuesday, March 30, 2021 @ 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM

Cal Grant Payment Codes & Scenarios Register for this webinar

  • Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2021 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Transfer Entitlement Program – Register for this webinar

  • Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Cal Grant 101 – Register for this webinar

  • Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 @ 9:00 AM- 10:30 AM

Reports, Tools, & Customizing Your Roster – Register for this webinar

  • Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2021 @ 2:00 PM- 3:30 PM

Programs for Foster Youth – Register for this webinar

  • Date: Friday, May 14, 2021 @ 10:00 AM- 11:15 AM

Education Level (EL) Verification – Register for this webinar

  • Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 @ 3:00 PM- 4:15 PM

Cal Grant 101 – Register for this webinar

  • Date: Thursday, May 27, 2021 @ 10:00 AM- 11:30 AM

Training Videos

Welcome to the Commission’s newest addition to our fleet of training formats. Training videos feature pre-recorded content, presented online with voice narration, and are hosted on YouTube. All live webinars are currently being recorded and will be offered as training videos. We thank you for your patience as we build our training library to offer training videos. Read more to see a list of available training videos.


2020 Cal Grant Regional Training Presentations
For College Financial Aid Professionals

Our annual Regional Training Workshops have traditionally been conducted as in-person events. However, considering the current COVID-19 conditions, we are pleased to offer these trainings in a virtual format for your convenience and continued learning. The 2020 Virtual Regional Training Workshop consists of 10 modules available in both PDF, and as recorded full-length training videos. In addition, we have developed 16 supplemental short videos, ranging from 5-15 minutes, for some of the most common topics and scenarios. We hope to bring back this popular event as a live workshop when feasible. Read more to see a list of available PDF modules, Training Videos, and supplemental short videos.