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.

The 2012-2013 income and asset ceilings are different for renewing recipients initially awarded a Cal Grant prior to the 2011-2012 school year versus renewing recipients initially awarded a Cal Grant in 2011-2012 school year.  Students that received a Cal Grant for the first time in 2011-2012 have a lower income and asset ceiling compared to students receiving a Cal Grant prior to 2011-2012 school year.

Asset and Income Ceilings for Renewing Students that received a Cal Grant prior to 2011-2012 school year.

2012 - 2013 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.
2012 - 2013 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.
2012 - 2013 Cal Grant A B & C Asset Ceiling

Independent students must have no more than $29,500 in assets to qualify for a Cal Grant.

Dependent students must have no more than $62,000 in assets to qualify for a Cal Grant.

Asset and Income Ceilings for Renewing Students that received a Cal Grant In 2011-2012 school year.

2012 - 2013 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 $92,600 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 $80,100 or less to qualify for a Cal Grant.

Family Size: 3 or more must have an income of $73,700 or less to qualify for a Cal Grant.

Family Size: 2 or more must have an income of $72,000 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.
2012 - 2013 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 $47,100 or less to qualify for a Cal Grant.

Family Size: 4 or more must have an income of $42,100 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.

2012 - 2013 Cal Grant A B & C Asset Ceiling

Independent students must have no more than $29,500 in assets to qualify for a Cal Grant.

Dependent students must have no more than $62,000 in assets to qualify for a Cal Grant.




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