Federal Grants

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Federal Pell Grant

The maximum Pell Grant for the 2018-19 award year is $6,095 and maximum Pell Grant award for each term is $3,048 Fall/$3,047 Spring. The Expected Family Contribution (EFC) range for 2018-19 Pell Grant eligibility is 0 – $ 5,486.

The maximum Pell Grant for the 2017-18 award year is $5,920 and maximum Pell Grant award for each term is $2960. The Expected Family Contribution (EFC) range for 2017-18 Pell Grant eligibility is 0 – $ 5,238.

The maximum Pell Grant for the 2016-17 award year is $5,815 and the maximum Pell Grant award for each term is $2,907.50. The Expected Family Contribution (EFC) range for 2016-17 Pell Grant eligibility is 0 – $ 5,234.

The Pell Grant is awarded to undergraduate students who have not earned a Bachelor's or professional degree. Award amounts are based on the student's level of financial need and enrollment status for each term.

Pell Grant award amounts will vary depending upon the student’s EFC. The EFC is an estimated measure of how much the student and his/her family are able to contribute towards the educational expenses for the current academic year. The federal processor uses the information reported on the FAFSA to calculate the EFC using a formula specified by law.

Students must be enrolled full-time (12 units or more) to receive a full-time disbursement of the Pell Grant for a given term. If the student is enrolled less than full-time, the disbursement will be prorated at the time of disbursement. As a result of any enrollment changes, your Pell grant disbursement may increase or decrease. A decrease in eligibility may result in a bill.

Federal Pell Grant for Teaching Credential Candidates

Students officially admitted into an initial post-baccalaureate teaching credential program are required to be enrolled at least half time (6 units) in required credential courses each semester. Disbursement of the grant will occur after each semester's add/drop period, once our office has reviewed your course work to confirm you meet all the criteria for disbursement. Students who are "conditionally" admitted to the program are NOT eligible for a Pell award.

Lifetime Limit for Pell Grants (Pell LEU)

Pursuant to federal regulations a student's eligibility to receive a Federal Pell Grant will be 12 semesters. This equates to a 6-year limit to receive Federal Pell Grant funds for undergraduate and teaching credential candidates. For Teaching Credential program candidates any Pell Grant funds used as an undergraduate student "counts" against their potential grant eligibility as a Credential student.

For information on how the lifetime limits for Pell Grants are calculated for the "equivalent of six years" visit http://studentaid.ed.gov/types/grants-scholarships/pell/calculate-eligibility

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG):

This grant is awarded to undergraduate students with exceptional financial need. Funding for this grant is very limited; first priority is given to students with the lowest Expected Family Contributions (EFC) who receive a Pell Grant and who apply by March 2 (priority application filing deadline). You must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 units to receive the award.

California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) Grants

Cal Grant A

Cal Grant A provides need-based grant funds to low-and middle-income students to offset tuition fee costs for students. Eligibility is based on grade point average and financial need. Cal Grant A recipients must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA to be considered for the grant in addition to meeting the appropriate http://www.csac.ca.gov/post/cal-grant-income-and-asset-ceilings established by the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC).

Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 units.  The maximum Cal Grant A award for tuition for the 2018-19 award year is $5,742.
The maximum Cal Grant A award for tuition for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 award years is $5,472.​

Cal Grant B

Cal Grant B provides need-based grant funds to high-potential students from low-income, disadvantaged families to help offset tuition fee and other costs. Cal Grant B recipients must have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA to be considered for the grant in addition to meeting the appropriate http://www.csac.ca.gov/post/cal-grant-income-and-asset-ceilings established by the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC).

For grant recipients in their first year, Cal Grant B pays a subsistence stipend (living allowance) to assist with non-tuition costs (living expenses, books, etc.). The living allowance award for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 award years is up to $1,672.

Recipients in subsequent years of study receive the stipend as well as an award to offset tuition fees.

Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 units and the maximum Cal Grant B award for tuition for the 2017-18 and 2018-2019 award year is $5,742.
The maximum Cal Grant B award for tuition for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 award years is $5,472

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