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Cal Grants are state-funded cash grants given to California college students to help pay for college expenses. Cal Grants are the largest source of free money funded by California. The awards do not have to be paid back.
One GPA verification form must be completed, signed by the college counselor, and submitted to the California Student Aid Commission by March 2nd. Applicants must have financial need, be a legal California resident attending an eligible school in California, be in a program of study leading directly to an undergraduate degree of certificate, and cannot possess a baccalaureate degree prior to receiving an award. Award amounts and GPA eligibility cutoffs change with each school year.