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Apply for a Cal Grant: Step 1

Apply for financial aid, if you haven’t already

There are two ways to apply for financial aid that can lead to a Cal Grant. Submit a FAFSA or CADAA form, if you haven’t already.

    Apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) if you:

  • Have U.S. Citizenship
  • Or are a Permanent Resident
  • Or do not have U.S. Citizenship, but you are eligible for federal student aid
  • Or have a T Visa
Apply for FAFSA
Apply for CADAA

Next step:

Check your GPA status

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