The best financial aid is the kind you don't have to repay

Grants are an excellent source of funding, and they are awarded on the basis of financial need and do not have to be repaid. Sources of grant funds are from the federal, the state government, and the University of California.

Keeping Your Grant Awards

There are a few things that you need to know that will help you keep your grants, so here are some important requirements.


You must be enrolled in full-time status and complete full-time status, otherwise your aid may be adjusted.

Check the Enrollment requirements, even if you are not enrolled full-time, you may qualify for a portion of your grant.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Keep your grades up. It pays to study. Check the SAP policy and review your SAP status in MyAid.

Want to learn more about grants?

See what the U.S. Department of Education has to offer.

The State of California offers several grants

How to Apply

To be considered for grants, you must complete your financial aid application and review the basic requirements to apply for aid.

California Dream Act Application or CADAA

You must complete the California Dream Act Application (CADAA) by March 2nd and submit all required documents by the established deadlines.

How to Apply

  • File the California Dream Act Application.
  • You must file the application each year to continue to receive aid.
  • Submit any additional documents requested by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships by the deadline.
  • Qualify for the non-resident fee exemption under the AB540 criteria.