Institutional Participation

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Institutional Participation Criteria

Postsecondary education institutions that would like to disburse Cal Grant funds must be deemed eligible as a qualifying institution. California Education Code 69432.7(l)(1) defines a qualifying institution as meeting one of the following criteria:

1. California private or independent postsecondary educational institution that participates in the Pell Grant Program and in at least two of the following federal student aid programs:

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Application for Participation

Once an institution has been deemed eligible to participate in the Cal Grant program by the California Student Aid Commission (Commission) as a qualifying institution and meeting the cohort default rate and graduation rate thresholds, the institution must complete and submit the following application documents. Applications are reviewed in date order received and may take at least three months prior to approval and execution of the Cal Grant IPA.