Types of Financial Aid

California College Promise Grant

For eligible California residents, the California College Promise Grant (CCPG) permits enrollment fees to be waived. (Assistance for the purchase of books and supplies must be applied for separately.)

Many California community colleges offer online CCPG applications through CCC Apply.

When you use these financial aid online applications, the data you've entered in CCC Apply will be transferred automatically, making your financial aid application much easier and faster.

Grants

Federal Pell Grant Program

For the 2018-19 award year, the maximum award is $6,095

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program (FSEOG)

To get an FSEOG, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) for your college to determine your financial need.

Cal Grants

Cal Grant Recipients are selected by the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC).  To apply for the Cal Grant Program, you must submit the FAFSA and a Cal Grant GPA Verification form by March 2. If you do not meet the March 2 priority filing deadline, you may have a second chance to compete for a Cal Grant by filing the FAFSA and GPA Verification form by Sept. 2.

Chafee Grant Program

The California CHAFEE Grant Program awards up to $5,000 annually to eligible foster youth and former foster youth to use for college courses or vocational school training.

 

Federal Work-Study

Federal Work Study (FWS) is an allotment of funds awarded to an eligible student to be earned from part time employment on campus. Working on campus is more than just a way to pay for college.

Scholarships

What are the general eligibility requirements for a scholarship? Scholarships recognize students for academic achievement, financial need, field of study, community service, campus activities, and outside interests.