Financial Aid Programs

Overview

Cal Grant Programs

The Cal Grant is a California-specific financial aid allocation that does not need to be paid back. Cal Grant applicants must apply using the FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application by the deadline and meet all eligibility, financial, and minimum GPA requirements of either program.

Overview

Golden State Education and Training Grant Program

Golden State Education and Training Grant Program
For California Workers Displaced Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Golden State Education and Training Grant (GSETG) Program supports Californians who lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic with one-time grants up to $2,500 for reskilling, up-skilling, and accessing educational programs to get back into the workforce. Visit the GSETGwebsite for more information.

Overview

Middle Class Scholarship (MCS)

For Undergraduates and Students Pursuing a Teaching Credential

The Middle Class Scholarship is for undergraduates and students pursuing a teaching credential with family assets up to $191,000 and income up to $191,000.

Ten things you need to know 

1. The Middle Class Scholarship (MCS) provides undergraduate students, including students pursuing a teaching credential, with family income up to $191,000 and assets up to $191,000 a scholarship to attend University of California (UC) or California State University (CSU) campuses.

Overview

Golden State Teacher Grant Program
Overview For Students

The Golden State Teacher Grant Program (GSTG) awards up to $20,000 for students who are currently enrolled in an approved teacher preparation program. Students commit to teach in a “high-need” field at a “priority school” in California for four years and have five years, upon completion of the recipient’s preparation program, to meet that obligation.

Golden State Teacher Grant Program One page Brochure

Golden State Teacher Grant Program Multipage Brochure

Overview

California Dream Act Service Incentive Grant Program
Overview for Students

The California Dream Act Service Incentive Grant Program (DSIG) encourages California Dream Act Application (CADAA) students with a Cal Grant B award to perform community or volunteer service.  The California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) will award up to $3,000 per academic year (up to $1,500 per semester or up to $1,000 per quarter) to 2,500 eligible students.