Sunday deadline for Cal Grant applications

Saturday September 01, 2001

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Sunday is the deadline for community college students to apply for one of 11,250 state scholarships. 

The Cal Grants provide up to $1,551 that students can use for books and living expenses during the new school year. Current community college students must have at least a 2.0 grade-point average to be eligible. 

To apply, students must fill out a federal college aid form, known as the Free Application for Federal Aid or FAFSA. Forms are available on the Internet, in college and high school financial aid offices and in libraries.  

Students must also get their community college or high school, if they are incoming freshmen, to send their grade-point average to the California Student Aid Commission. 

The Cal Grants for community college students are part of the state’s expanded college financial aid program. It guarantees full tuition for high school seniors who meet grade and family income requirements. 

The program also includes 22,500 grants for community college students. Half of them have already been awarded and the other half will be given to students meeting the Sept. 2 deadline. 


On the Net: 

The Cal Grant federal aid application is at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov 

The Student Aid Commission is at http://www.csac.ca.gov