Funded by the State of California and administered by the CALIFORNIA STUDENT AID COMMISSION, a Cal Grant is money for school that you don’t have to pay back!
As you may have heard, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a trailer bill on June 27th funding Cal Grant awards for the 2012-2013 school year. The final award amounts are much better than what the Governor had originally proposed. The Governor’s original proposal included a 44% cut to Cal Grant Awards.
The Master’s College joined other independent colleges, students, and parents in opposing these cuts. These efforts led to the California Legislature passing a budget-spending plan with no reduction in the maximum Cal Grant award for the 2012-2013 school year. However, before signing the bill, the Governor exercised his authority to “line-item” veto expenditures and included a 5% reduction. Thank you for being a voice with our state legislation to emphasize the importance of Cal Grant for ensuring your education at The Master’s College.
For the 2012-2013 school year, the Cal Grant A award maximum for both new and continuing students will be $9,223 and the Cal Grant B access award maximum will be $1,473. This will result in a reduction of $485 for Cal Grant A recipients and $78 for Cal Grant B recipients (For those with Cal A and Cal B access portion you will see a total reduction of $563).
The Office of Financial Aid will continue to stay in contact with the California Student Aid Commission and will seek to keep you informed of any future changes to the Cal Grant program. If you have questions regarding this process or any of your financial aid awards, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at (661) 362-2290.
What is a Cal Grant?
Cal Grants are one of the smartest ways to get cash for college. For starters, it’s money you don’t have to pay back. If you’re a graduating high school senior or recent graduate, meet academic, financial and eligibility requirements and submit two forms by the Cal Grant deadline, March 2nd, you may receive a Cal Grant!
Official Cal Grant Website
Am I eligible?
To be eligible for a Cal Grant you must:
Please visit the California Student Aid Commission for a comprehensive list of eligibility requirements.
When can I apply?
You can apply for a Cal Grant at any one of these four times:
How do I apply?
Who will notify me of the award?
Once your data is confirmed by the CALIFORNIA STUDENT AID COMMISSION, they will notify you and the Master’s College of your award. Only the CALIFORNIA STUDENT AID COMMISSION has the authority to make an official Cal Grant award offer.
Contact the California Student Aid Commission
Please be advised that any Cal Grant award offer is tentative and subject to the final approval of the State Budget Act.
How do I make sure my high school has submitted my grades to the California Student Aid Commission?*
Ask your High School registrar what their school procedure is.