Cal Grant Programs or www.calgrants.org
- G-10 - Grant Record Change Form (use to report a leave of absence)
- G-21 - Grant Record Change Form (school use only)
- G-4 - Grant GPA Verification Form (only if using coursework from another college)
- WebGrants for Students
Cal Grants A, B, and C are for undergraduate students who meet the financial, academic, and eligibility requirements, and apply on time. Awards may be used only at qualifying colleges in California and do not need to be paid back. Cal Grant T is for students who will be attending a teaching credential program, in exchange for teaching service.
You must be enrolled at least half-time to receive this award. All students may apply for Cal Grants A, B, and C by filing a FAFSA or CADAA, and having their GPA submitted to the California Student Aid Commission’s no later than the postmark deadline of March 2 for the upcoming school year. If you are in high school, you may apply in your senior year. Check with your high school to make sure your GPA was submitted.
If you fall into one of the first two categories below, MiraCosta College will submit your verified GPA electronically to the California Student Aid Commission. You do not need fill out the Cal Grant GPA Verification Form.
- MiraCosta College Only GPA
Completed 24.0 units or more degree-applicable units at MiraCosta College.
- MiraCosta College Only Re-established GPA
Completed between 16.0 and 23.5 degree-applicable units at MiraCosta College.
- High School Only GPA
Completed fewer than 24.0 degree-applicable college units. Obtain a GPA Verification form and submit the form to your high school for verification. You may also qualify to have your GPA sent electronically under category 2.
- Other College Course Work GPA
If you need to include other college coursework to meet the minimum 24.0 degree-applicable units (or a re-established GPA, if you have completed between 16.0 and 23.5 degree-applicable units at a California Community College), complete the MiraCosta College Cal Grant Verification and the Cal Grant GPA Verification form. Submit both forms to the Admissions and Records Office. Processing time is five (5) working days. The forms are made available in the Financial Aid Office in February and August each year.
Students who will be attending a California Community College in the fall and miss the March 2 deadline, have until September 2, to apply for the Cal Grant. Since the number of awards available in September is limited, it is best to have your FAFSA and GPA Verification form in no later than the March 2 deadline. Individuals meeting the March 2 filing deadline by submitting both the FAFSA and the GPA Verification form, will be given optimal consideration.
Students who are offered a Cal Grant A but choose to attend a California Community College first, can reserve the award for up to three years until transferring to a four-year college, if still financially qualified. If your Cal Grant A is held in reserve, you can activate it any time. If you list a California community college before a four-year California college on your FAFSA, it will be assumed the community college is your first choice. If you receive a Cal Grant A, the award will be placed in reserve for your first year unless you transfer to a tuition or fee-charging college and request to activate your award. When you do transfer, be sure to let your school know you have a CC reserve grant. Students who are admitted into MiraCosta's Biomanufacturing Bachelor's Degree Program are able to use their Cal Grant A.
The Cal Grant B provides a living allowance, and tuition and fee assistance for very low-income students. Awards for community college students and all first-year students provide up to $1,672 for books and living expenses. When renewed or applied for beyond the freshman year at a four-year college, the award also helps pay for tuition and fees. The top awards for tuition and fees are the same as those for Cal Grant A. For the Cal Grant B, your coursework must be for at least one academic year.
Cal Grant C assists vocational students with tuition and training costs. Students must be enrolled in and attending a vocational training program lasting from four to 24 months in length. The maximum award amount is $1,094 at MiraCosta College.