New 2013 - 2014 Cal Grant Information
To receive Cal grant for the next academic year, student should follow the below procedure and file the GPA Form by the deadline. In addition to the GPA Form, you must file a FAFSA Application by the deadline. The priority postmarked deadline for 2013 - 2014 :
PRIORITY FILING DEADLINE
JANUARY 1, 2013 - MARCH 4, 2013 (deadline extended due to March 02 is falling on a Saturday)
The California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) offers Cal Grants for students pursuing an undergraduate degree and for students who have been accepted into a preliminary teaching credential program.
Cal grant A is a grant that pays $5,472 per academic year. Eligibility is based on Grade Point Average (GPA) and financial aid criteria established by the California Student Aid Commission and SF State Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA).
Cal grant B is a grant that pays a stipend of $1,473 per academic year for the first year of eligibility and $6,945 for the following years. Eligibility is based on GPA, parents' highest educational level and marital status and financial aid criteria as determined by CSAC and OSFA.
Students who are awarded a new Cal Grant in their Freshmen year will have 8 semesters of eligibility. Students who are awarded a new Cal Grant after their Freshman year will have reduced eligibility based on the grade level at the time of the first award.
Students who receive a Cal Grant A ($5,472) or the maximum Cal Grant B ($6,945) will not be eligible for the State University Grant.
It is critical that students meet the March 4, 2013 filing date for the FAFSA in order to be considered for Cal Grants.
CURRENT CAL GRANT RECIPIENTS:
Students currently receiving the Cal Grant A or B only need to file the FAFSA by the deadline to renew their awards. New CAL Grant applicants must review the GPA Verification procedures below.
NEW CAL GRANT APPLICANTS:
One of the eligibility factors considered by the CSAC for the Cal Grants is the applicant's Grade Point Average (GPA). There are two ways to report your GPA to CSAC:
- Electronic Verification of GPA for Cal Grant A or B applicants:
In order to facilitate the consideration of eligible SF State students for the Cal Grant A and B Programs for the 2013-2014 academic year, the Office of Student Financial Aid will electronically verify the GPA of students who applied for financial aid for the 2013-2014 academic year and are attending SF State with over 24 units completed prior to Fall 2012. This electronic verification with CSAC eliminates the need to file an individual GPA verification form.
- Paper verification of GPA for Cal Grant A or B applicants:
Undergraduate students who completed less than 24 units at SF State prior to the Fall 2012 semester must file a paper GPA verification Form for New Cal Grant A or B consideration. You must have the school you attended prior to SF State certify your Grade Point Average on the form.
Forms are available at the web site of the California Student Aid Commission - www.csac.ca.gov and must be postmarked and mailed to the California Student Aid Commission by March 4, 2013.
FOR ALL CAL GRANT PROGRAMS, GENERAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR NEW APPLICANTS MUST:
- Must be a California resident
- Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or eligible noncitizen;
- Complied with the Selective Service requirements if required to do so;
- Attend an eligible California School;
- Not be in default on any Federal Student loan or owe a refund on a state or federal grant;
- Not have earned a BA or BS degree;
- Be enrolled at least half time and making satisfactory academic progress;
- Not be incarcerated;
- Meet the FAFSA postmarked deadline of March 4, 2013.
To Check on Your Cal Grant A, B application status. Please call...(888) 224-7268
- Must be a California resident