Cal Grants are awarded to undergraduate students who have not earned a prior bachelor’s degree. In 2015-16, new Cal Grant awards paid $9,084 per year toward tuition for up to four years. The award amount for 2016-17 is scheduled to remain $9,084.
The deadline for applying for a Cal Grant is March 2, 2016. All California residents are required to apply for this grant. If you fail to apply and are found to have been eligible, you may be held responsible for the amount of the lost Cal Grant. See How to Apply for the Cal Grant for more information.