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Getting Started:

1. What is a Cal Grant Award?

2. How do I qualify for a Cal Grant?

3. What deadlines should I mark on my calendar?

4. How to Apply?

5. Where can I get free help completing the FAFSA or CA Dream Application?

6. What is the difference between the federal Pell Grant and Cal Grant?

7. What are the Cal Grant Award Amounts?

Next Steps (After the Application):

1. I have just been awarded the Cal Grant. What are my next steps?

WebGrants for Students (How to manage your award):

1. How do I make a Cal Grant school change?

2. How do I place my Cal Grant on hold?

3. What do I need to know if I am a Student with Dependent Children?

4. How do I submit a Social Security number, name, and/or date of birth change?

Cal Grants:

1. What are the Cal Grant Award Amounts?

2. Why am I only getting the Cal Grant B even though I qualify for Cal Grant A?

3. What do I need to know about Cal Grant C?

4. Can I get a Cal Grant if I’m going to a community college?

5. Am I eligible for more aid as a Student with Dependent Children?

6. What happens if I’m disqualified or determined to be ineligible for a Cal Grant?

Other Programs (Awards other than Cal Grant):

1. What do I need to know about the Middle Class Scholarship (MCS)?

2. What is the Chafee Grant for foster youth?

Other Questions:

1. How do I renew my Cal Grant?

2. What are the current Cal Grant income and asset ceilings?

3. What is a Dream Act ID or a CSAC ID?

4. How do I file an appeal?

5. What happens if I’m disqualified or determined to be ineligible for a Cal Grant?

6. How do I submit a Social Security number, name, and/or date of birth change?

7. What are some Frequently Asked Cal Fresh Questions