Cal Grants 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). Students who are awarded a new Cal grant in their freshmen year will have 8 semesters of eligibility.

There are 3 ways to apply for a financial aid. You may apply using one of the following methods:

  1. FAFSA on the Web. at
  2. If students already filed the Fafsa the previous year, they can select the Pre-fill data process, formerly known as “Renewal FAFSA on the Web“, which will help to move old data from the previous year to the current year FAFSA using the same web site above.
  3. The paper FAFSA can be printed in PDF format on line.

Want to know more about educational grants? Let’s check Cal grants. Cal grants are funded by the State of California with a small portion of funding from the Federal Government through the Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership Program (LEAP).
The awards do not have to be paid back.

Another grant is the Pell Grants which is considered a foundation of federal financial aid, to which aid from other federal and non federal sources might be added. A Federal Pell Grant, does not have to be repaid.

If you are a California graduating high school senior or recent graduate, and meet academic, financial and Cal grants eligibility requirements and is able to submit two forms by the Cal grant deadline then you may qualify for a Cal grant for college or career or technical school.


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