State of California

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Apply for a Cal Grant (college financial aid)

A Cal Grant is money for college you don’t have to pay back.

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    Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or

    the California Dream Act Application (CADAA)

    If you’ve already submitted your FAFSA or CADAA, you can go to step two.

    Apply for financial aid
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    Once you’ve applied for financial aid, check if your school has shared your GPA with us.

    If they haven’t, you’ll fill out a one-page form and get it signed by any official from your high school or college. There’s no need to submit a transcript.

    Check your GPA status