CAL GRANT APPLICATION
Cal Grant Renewal Process

Your Cal Grant will be renewed automatically if you continue to meet the requirements, maintain satisfactory academic progress (as determined by your college) and continue to have demonstrated financial need. You’ll have to submit the FAFSA each year but your school’s financial aid office will submit your GPA Verification Application. The campus you’ll be attending will evaluate your eligibility, so be sure to list that college on your FAFSA. Students under Senate Bill (SB) 70, students renewing their Cal Grant award now have to meet maximum income and asset ceilings. Previously, students only had to meet the maximum ceilings when first entering the program. Now some students may fail to meet the income and asset maximums and not be able to renew their award after the first year. 
Dependant Students and Independent Students with Dependants other than a spouse must not exceed the following income level to be considered and continue receiving the Cal Grant. 

Students with a family size of 6 or more must not have an income level no more than $90,300 to be considered for a Cal Grant A / C and no more than $49,600 to be considered for a Cal Grant B.

Students with a family size of 5 must not have an income level no more than $83,800 to be considered for a Cal Grant A / C and no more than $46,000 to be considered for a Cal Grant B.

Students with a family size of 4 must not have an income level no more than $78,100 to be considered for a Cal Grant A / C and no more than 41,100 to be considered for a Cal Grant B.

Students with a family size of 3 must not have an income level no more than $71,900 to be considered for a Cal Grant A / C and no more than $36,900 to be considered for a Cal Grant B.

Students with a family size of 2
must not have an income level no more than $70,200 to be considered for a Cal Grant A / C and no more than $32,800 to be considered for a Cal Grant B.


Single Independent Students with no Dependants must not have an income level no more than $28,600 to be considered for a Cal Grant A / C and no more than $28,600 to be considered for a Cal Grant B.

Married Independent Students with no Dependants must not have an income level no more than $32,800 to be considered for a Cal Grant A / C and no more than $32,800 to be considered for a Cal Grant B.
Cal Grant Asset Ceiling

Dependant students must not have more than $60,500 in assets to be considered for a Cal Grant. 

Independent students must not have more than $28,800 in assets to be considered for a Cal Grant. 

Schools participating Cal Grant institutions with more than 40 percent of their undergraduate enrollment borrowing federal student loans are required to have a three-year cohort default rate of less than 30 percent to be eligible for new and renewal Cal Grant awards in the 2012-13 academic year, and less than 30 percent for each subsequent year. Students applying for Cal Grants for the first time will not be able to use their award at these affected schools.


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