Grants are free forms of financial aid, that do not have to be repaid, assuming students successfully complete their coursework. Grants can be awarded by the federal governement or the state of California. For detailed information on all forms of federal and state grants, please refer to the Student Financial Services Consumer Guide
Federal Pell Grant
Pell Grants are available for students who demonstrate high financial need. Unlike many forms of assistance, this grant does not have to be repaid as long as you do not withdraw from classes, you successfully complete your classes, and are not simultaneously receiving Pell grant at another school. Federal Pell grants can be applied for by filling out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
. Pell grant eligibility is determined based on the information on your FAFSA application. Pell Grant award amounts vary based on the amount of your Expected Family Contribution
, as well as the number of units enrolled in, up to $5920.00 (2017-18 Full-Time Maximum Eligibility Amount). It is not awarded to students who have received their bachelor's degree or higher.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
The FSEOG Grant is awarded to undergraduate students with the highest financial need. Students with the most financial need who have been awarded the Federal Pell Grant are given primary consideration for this award. FSEOG Funds are limited and are not guaranteed. It is important for students to file a FAFSA
early for maximum consideration of this award. FSEOG award amounts vary each year, up to $1000.00.
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