Financial Aid

PELL Grant

Pell Grants are federal funded need-based grants awarded to low-income undergraduate and certain post-baccalaureate students to promote access to post secondary education.

Pell Grant amounts are dependent on: the student’s expected family contribution, the cost of attendance, the student’s enrollment status, and whether the student attends for a full academic year or less.


Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

SEOG Grants are federal funded grants awarded to undergraduates with exceptional financial need, students with the lowest expected family contributions, and gives priority to students who receive Pell Grants.

Each participating school will receive enough money to pay the Pell Grants of its eligible students. However, there’s no guarantee every eligible student will be able to receive an SEOG. Students at each school will be awarded these funds based on availability at that school.

For information about all of the above federal student aid from the U.S. Department of Education, visit


CAL Grant

Cal Grants are state funded monetary grants given to students to help pay for college expenses.

Submit the FAFSA between January 1 and March 2 and submit a verified Cal Grant GPA anytime between November and the March 2 deadline. If you meet the income, eligibility, and GPA requirements, the grant is yours. Visit for more information.

California CHAFEE Grant

The California Chafee Grant Program is federally funded and gives money to current or former foster youth to use for career and technical training or college courses. Visit for more information.



*The FAFSA is available in all of our Financial Aid Offices or online at Early application is strongly encouraged.