CAL GRANT APPLICATION
Each year the California State Cal Grant Commission publishes income and asset ceilings for the Cal Grant Program.  These ceilings determine if a student is eligible to receive a Cal Grant for the upcoming school year.  Students below the ceilings will be eligible for a Cal Grant, while students with income and or assets that are above to ceiling will not be eligible to receive a Cal Grant. 

As you will see below, students must have a much lower income level to qualify for a Cal Grant B, which is available for low-income undergraduate students. 

Asset and Income Ceilings for Renewing Students

2011 - 2012 Cal Grant A & C Income Ceiling

Dependent students and Independent students with dependents other than a spouse

Family Size: 6 or more must have an income of $92,700 or less to qualify for a Cal Grant.

Family Size: 5 or more must have an income of $85,900 or less to qualify for a Cal Grant.

Family Size: 4 or more must have an income of $80,200 or less to qualify for a Cal Grant.

Family Size: 3 or more must have an income of $73,800 or less to qualify for a Cal Grant.

Family Size: 2 or more must have an income of $72,100 or less to qualify for a Cal Grant.

Independent students

Single, no dependents must have an income of $29,400 or less to qualify for a Cal Grant.

Married, no other dependents must have an income of $33,600 or less to qualify for a Cal Grant.
2011 - 2012 Cal Grant B Income Ceiling

Dependent students and Independent students with dependents other than a spouse

Family Size: 6 or more must have an income of $50,900 or less to qualify for a Cal Grant.

Family Size: 5 or more must have an income of $47,200 or less to qualify for a Cal Grant.

Family Size: 4 or more must have an income of $42,200 or less to qualify for a Cal Grant.

Family Size: 3 or more must have an income of $37,900 or less to qualify for a Cal Grant.

Family Size: 2 or more must have an income of $33,600 or less to qualify for a Cal Grant.

Independent students

Single, no dependents must have an income of $29,400 or less to qualify for a Cal Grant.

Married, no other dependents must have an income of $33,600 or less to qualify for a Cal Grant.