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Cal Grant Verification

To be considered for a Cal Grant award for 2014-2015, students must complete both of the following by March 2, 2014:

  • Complete a 2014-2015 financial aid application (either the FAFSA for students eligible for Federal Student Aid, or a California Dream Act Application for students who meet the AB540 criteria, but do not have a valid immigration status) AND
  • Submit a Cal Grant GPA Verification to the Student Aid Commission by March 2, 2014.

Current CSULB Cal Grant recipients are not required to submit the GPA Verification form.

Who Must Complete Your Cal Grant GPA Verification

In order to be considered for a Cal Grant, you must have your GPA verified by the appropriate college or high school office. The following information explains where to submit your GPA Verification form based on your current high school or college status. After reading these instructions, please contact our office if you have any questions.

GPA Verification Completed by School OTHER than CSULB

Student Classification Who Completes Verification
Graduating High School Seniors Your High School
Students with less than 24 College Units EARNED as of 1/1/2014 Your High School
Transfer Students (with NO units earned at CSULB as of 1/1/2014) Your Prior College

The fastest and most secure way for you to submit a Cal Grant GPA is to have your school/college electronically upload the information directly to CSAC’s system. Please ask your school/college to submit your GPA electronically to the Commission by the March 2 filing deadline. If they cannot submit the GPA electronically, they must complete the certification using the paper Cal Grant GPA Verification form.

GPA Verification Completed by CSULB

CSULB Students with:
  • At least 24 college units completed AND
  • At least ONE unit completed at CSULB
    (between 9/1/2012 – 1/1/2014) AND
  • FAFSA OR CA Dream Application on file with CSULB for either 2013 – 2014 OR 2014 – 2015

CSULB will send GPA information electronically to CSAC on Feb. 26, 2014.

CSULB Students with:
  • At least 24 college units completed
  • NO units completed at CSULB
    (between 9/1/2012 – 1/1/2014)
  • NO Financial Aid Application on file with CSULB for either 2013 – 2014 OR 2014 – 2015.

CSULB will complete your paper GPA Verification Form*

*PAPER GPA Verification Forms must be submitted to CSULB by February 27, 2014 in order to be processed by the CSAC March 2nd deadline.

Renewal Cal Grant Applicants

Cal Grants may be renewed for up to four years of full-time enrollment. If you are currently receiving a Cal Grant and wish to renew your grant for the next academic year, we recommend you complete your financial aid application (FAFSA or DREAM Act Application) by the March 2nd priority filing date. CSAC will automatically notify us if you are eligible to renew your Cal Grant. We will confirm your eligibility by reviewing your grade level, financial need and enrollment. We will include your Cal Grant renewal award as part of your total financial aid award package.

The California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) awards Cal Grants to qualified California residents who meet minimum GPA requirements and demonstrate financial eligibility as determined by the FAFSA (for students eligible for Federal Student Aid) or the California Dream Application (for students who meet the AB540 criteria, but do not have a valid immigration status). Authorization to disburse Cal Grants is dependent on the governor signing the state budget and payment being sent by CSAC to CSU Long Beach.