Apply for a Cal Grant
If you do not currently have a Cal Grant, submit a GPA Verification Form to the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) no later than March 2nd. If you qualify, the Cal Grant will cover UC tuition and fees.
You must re-qualfiy each year by submitting a FAFSA, demonstrating financial need, and meeting family income and asset ceilings. The income and asset ceilings for renewal Cal Grants are the greater of the ceilings in the current year or those established for the first year you first qualified. (The 2010-11 ceilings will be used for all students who qualified for a Cal Grant prior to 2011-12.)
Note: The UCSC Financial Aid and Scholarship Office will automatically submit GPA verifications for all current UCSC students who appear to qualify based on their GPA and current year FAFSA data and who have more than 24 semester or 36 college credits. Students with fewer college credits must ask their high school to submt the GPA Verification Form.
Education Master's Degree Students are eligible to request a one year extension of the Cal Grant they received as an undergraduate. To qualify, students must submit a Request for Teaching Program Benefits Form (Form G-44) to the California Student Aid Commission.