The Student Aid Commission’s Program Compliance Services (PCS) is pleased to provide the financial aid community with information on the compliance review process. We hope you will find the information, contained in the following web pages, useful. It is our goal to continuously improve and update our review process to ensure value added service.

The program compliance review is conducted to:

  • Evaluate the school’s administration of Commission programs
  • Ensure compliance with applicable laws, policies, and agreements governing the Commission’s programs
  • Aid in problem resolution to enhance the school’s administration of Commission programs

Programs reviewed include the following:

  • Cal Grant Program

The review will focus on, but will not be limited to, the following areas:

  • General Eligibility
  • Applicant Eligibility
  • Fund disbursement and Refunds
  • Fiscal Responsibility
  • File Maintenance and Record Retention
  • Follow-up Areas of Prior Noncompliance