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Cal Grant C Awards

Award Description:        

  • This Grant assists with tuition and training related costs (such as books and supplies) for occupational, vocational, and technical programs.  The maximum amount is $547 per academic year. 
  • Awards are not guaranteed for those who meet the program eligibility requirements.  To determine an applicant’s eligibility for a Cal Grant C, California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) also reviews your work experience, educational history and vocational aptitude.  These information must be provided on the Cal Grant C Supplement Form.

Who can apply:

Anyone who enrolls in a technical, occupational, or vocational program that is at least four months in length or two years maximum at Santa Ana College.

Eligibility Requirements:

Meet the Cal Grant program general eligibility requirements
  • Submit GPA verification form by March 2 deadline
  • Submit Cal Grant C Supplement Form
  • Demonstrate financial need of at least $2,076
  • Enroll in a technical, occupational, or vocational program that has the minimum length of four months or two years maximum
  • Enroll at least half-time (6 units) per semester 

How to apply:

Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 2nd deadline.  


The FAFSA is the same application that is used nationwide for federal aid and other state and campus-based aid.  The application has both a paper and electronic version and can be filed beginning January 1, 2016.  The deadline for filing a FAFSA application for these awards is March 2, 2016.
For the purpose of applying to the Cal Grant Program, we would encourage all applicants to file an electronic application through FAFSA on the Web at Paper versions of the FAFSA are available at high schools, career centers, libraries, and college financial aid offices.  Copies can also be obtained from the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-433-3243.  

All Applicants Must File a Cal Grant GPA Verification Form

Applicants may obtain a 2016-17 Cal Grant GPA Verification Form from high schools, and college financial aid offices.  Applicants may also obtain this form by calling the California Student Aid Commission at (888) 224-7268 or go on-line to  Forms are generally made available by late Fall. 

When will I be told whether I have received an award? 

CSAC will send an email or letter to all potentially eligible applicants requesting completion of Cal Grant C Supplement form on-line via WebGrants for students.  Applicants will have 30 days from the date of the email or letter to complete the supplement form.  CSAC will send out award offers by the end of June.
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