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State Grants

Cal Grant

The California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) awards grants to residents of California.  California residents who apply for financial aid at Caltech are required to apply for a Cal Grant.  There are two types of Cal Grants:

  • Cal Grant A: awarded based on financial need and academic achievement.  The program is designed to assist with the cost of tuition and fees.
  • Cal Grant B: awarded to students from disadvantaged/low-income families.  First year Cal Grant B recipients are awarded a monthly stipend for living expenses.  In subsequent years, Cal Grant B recipients will receive tuition and fee assistance in addition to the monthly stipend.

More information about Cal Grants is available through the Cal Grant website

How to Apply

To apply for a Cal Grant, California residents must:

The deadline to apply for a Cal Grant is March 2nd.  You can manage your Cal Grant account online by using WebGrants 4 Students.  

Other State Grants

Many other states provide scholarships and grants.  Contact your state grant agency regarding programs available and application procedures.