There are 3 applications available for financial aid and they all have different criteria. Please read below to decide which one you qualify for but if you’re still not sure, please contact CBK’s school counselor.
REASONS WHY EVERY GRADUATING STUDENT NEEDS TO COMPLETE A FAFSA OR CALIFORNIA DREAM ACT APPLICATION BY MARCH 2ND
Cal Grant High School Entitlement Awards: Cal grants A, B, and C are financial aid awards given to qualifying students. These awards can be reserved for up to 2 years after graduating from high school. Remember, students do not have to repay Cal Grants, Federal Grants, or Scholarships.
Who is considered for a High School Entitlement Award
- Current High school seniors and last year’s high school graduates
- Students who meet the general Cal Grant eligibility requirements
- For low to middle income students
- 3.00 high school GPA minimum
- May be used for a program that is at least two academic years in length resulting in an associate or baccalaureate degree of 48 semester units or the equivalent
- Can only be used for tuition and fees
- If awarded at a California Community College, will be held in reserve up to two academic years until student transfers to a tuition charging institution
- For low income students
- 2.00 high school GPA minimum
- May be used for a program that is at least one academic year in length resulting in an associate, baccalaureate degree or certificate of at least 24 semester units or the equivalent
- Includes an additional annual Access Award amount (living expenses)
- Sophomore through Senior years the student will receive tuition and fees plus Access Award at tuition charging institution
Are you interested in pursuing an occupational or technical program that could bring you closer to your dream job? The California Student Aid Commission provides State financial aid for those who meet certain income, asset, and other financial aid standards to attend college. The Cal Grant C program provides FREE MONEY to students pursuing an occupational or technical program.
- If the Commission determines you eligible for a Cal Grant C, complete the Cal Grant C Supplement Form and return to the California Student Aid Commission by the requested deadline.
- Use up to $2,462 for tuition and fees and $547 for books, tools, and equipment at any Cal Grant eligible private for profit or private nonprofit institution.
- Use up to $1,094 at any California Community College.
- Only 7,761 awards offered if applying by the March 2nd deadline
- For low to middle-income students
- No GPA requirement
- For Occupational or Technical training programs of least 4 months in length
- Offers an award amount to assist with tuition and fees, also includes an additional annual book and supplies amount