Cal Grant Application Process

The Cal Grant application process is simple and does not take much time if you follow the below steps.  Weíve outlines how to properly complete and submit your Cal Grant Application.


1.  Get an e-mail address if you donít have one. Make sure your e-mail address is current and entered correctly on your FAFSA and the resulting Student Aid Report (SAR), and donít let your inbox get full.  Remember to check your bulk or junk mail folder before logging off.

2.  Find out how your school will submit your verified Cal Grant GPA.  Start the process early to get your GPA submitted by September 2nd.

3.  If your school does not submit your GPA for you, you must fill out a paper GPA Verification form that the school can sign. Donít forget to mail the form after both you and your school sign it.

4.  Get a PIN, a personal identification number that lets you e-sign the FAFSA. If youíre a dependent student, ask one of your parents to get a PIN so they can sign your FAFSA.
Apply For Cal Grant

Starting January 1, file your FAFSA online. You can also download a PDF version of the FAFSA or call toll free 800-4FED-AID (800-433-3243) to have a paper FAFSA sent to you. A downloadable PDF version of the 2009-2010 FAFSA will be available in December, so check back then.
Submit form.

Track your Cal Grant Application Process

To check out the status of your Cal Grant, set up your WebGrants for Students  account to access your information 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

If you submit your FAFSA online and provide an e-mail address, you may receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) within 72 hours.  The FAFSA paper process takes a few weeks.  Be sure to review your SAR right away for accuracy and follow the instructions to make corrections. You can check your SAR or make corrections online using your PIN. 

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