March 2nd is the deadline to submit all paperwork for the Cal Grant. There is a secondary deadline, specifically for California Community College students, which is September 2. Submit the required forms before the September 2 deadline to be considered for this specific Cal Grant. There is a limited number of Cal Grants available, so itís important to submit your application as soon as possible.
State law allows students to file appeals to accept late GPAs for students who were not able to submit their GPA on-time due to circumstances beyond the studentís control. Persons wishing to file an appeal to submit a late March 2nd Cal Grant GPA must follow the instructions on the Late Cal Grant GPA Verification Form. All late GPA appeals must be submitted on this form.
For the September 2nd community college studentís deadline, Cal Grant GPAs will be accepted only if certified by a school electronically or on the paper GPA Verification form. No transcripts are accepted. The fastest and most secure way for a student to submit his or her Cal Grant GPA is to have their school electronically upload the GPA directly to the California Student Aid Commissionís system. Please ask your school to submit your GPA electronically to the Commission by the September 2, 2009, filing deadline.