The Cal Grant program is funded by the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) to eligible California residents pursing an undergraduate degree.
Eligibility is determined by CSAC and they will notify you directly of your preliminary Cal Grant eligibility.
Two types of Cal Grants are available to students at La Verne:
- Cal Grant A (for middle-income and high-need students)
- Cal Grant B (for disadvantaged and high-need students).
You may receive a Cal Grant for up to four (4) years (fifth additional year may be granted if you qualify and are pursuing a Teaching Credential).
You must be enrolled at least half-time (6 units per semester (or 4 units per term if you’re in a term based program) to be eligible unless you are a graduating senior in your final semester.
How to Apply for a Cal Grant
If you are an incoming freshman/transfer undergraduate student or a current La Verne undergraduate student who has not been awarded a Cal Grant, follow these simple steps to apply for a Cal Grant:
- Complete the FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application by March 2nd
- Submit the Cal Grant GPA Verification Form to the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) by March 2nd
- Students new to La Verne as of the winter or spring terms: Your GPA Verification must be certified by your previous school of attendance.
- Transfer or continuing students with less than 24 cumulative units earned and/or transferred to La Verne as of the end of the fall term: Your GPA Verification must be certified by your high school.
- Continuing La Verne students with MORE THAN 24 cumulative units earned and/or transferred to La Verne as of the end of the fall term: La Verne will upload your GPA Verification information electronically to the California Student Aid
Managing your Cal Grant Award
Your Cal Grant eligibility can be viewed and managed at WebGrants 4 Students.
Be sure to:
- Confirm your school of attendance is set to University of La Verne
- Complete your high school graduation certification
How to Renew a Cal Grant
Students who have been awarded a Cal Grant A or B in the previous aid year will automatically be considered for a Cal Grant in the following aid year if the student meets the following qualifications:
- Complete the FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application
- Continue to meet eligibility requirements
- Have remaining Cal Grant eligibility.
Note: Current La Verne students with a Cal Grant are not required to submit a GPA Verification Form. La Verne annually submits your GPA to CSAC electronically by the March 2 deadline.
- Cal Grant Award Amounts
- Why do I have an “Estimated Cal Grant” award in my Financial Aid Package?
- To request Cal Grant B Access funds be refunded directly to you, complete the Cal Grant B Access Refund form.
Have more questions about the Cal Grant? Visit the Cal Grant FAQ.