Cal Grant, a need-based state financial aid program, has been a big part of making college affordable for many California families. The financial eligibility requirements can be met by many typical California families. Qualified students can receive up to $12,240 in funding to attend almost any college in California %u2013 awards vary depending on economic need, grades and the college you attend.
The Middle Class Scholarship Act is a program for students who do not qualify for Cal Grants but still need help paying for college. It offers sliding-scale discounts of up to 40 percent for families who earn $156,000 or less and don't qualify for Cal Grants, which support lower-income students. Students apply just as they would for a federal loan or a Cal Grant, by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 2. They must also have a C average.
Don't delay! The deadline to apply is March 2.
To learn more or find a Cash for College workshop near you, visit the Student Aid Commission’s website.