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Cal Grant, Student Success Completion Grant and Chafee Grant Awards
The Cal Grant A, B & C Award program is state funded and available to eligible California residents who apply by March 2 annual deadline.
A Cal Grant award is limited to four academic years, except for students enrolled in an institutionally required five-year undergraduate program or for students with baccalaureate degrees admitted to and enrolled in a program of professional teacher preparation.
A student needs to take 15 units per semester or quarter, or 30 semester units or the equivalent quarter units per academic year, in order to graduate within four years.
- New Cal Grant applicants must submit by March 2:
- FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) AND
- Grade Point Average (GPA) Verification form to the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC).
- Special Note: Solano Community College Admissions & Records Office will prepare GPA verifications for electronic transmission based upon units completed or transferred in to SCC as follows:
- 16 – 24 units for Re-established GPA
- 24 + units for College GPA
- Renewal Cal Grant applicants must submit by March 2:
- FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
- Note: Grade Point Average Verification NOT required for Renewal Cal Grant applicants
- Cash for College Workshops at Solano Community College – Get help to apply by March 2!
Every graduating high school senior who has at least a 3.0 grade point average, meets the Cal Grant financial and eligibility requirements, and applies on time will receive a Cal Grant A Entitlement award. The Cal Grant A covers full system-wide fees at UC and CSU campuses, and tuition and fee support at independent colleges, and is kept on reserve for 2 years until you transfer to a 4-year college. Cal Grant A can be used for students enrolled in the Solano Community College Biomanufacturing bachelor of science degree program.
Every graduating high school senior who has at least a 2.0 grade point average, meets the Cal Grant financial and eligibility requirements, and applies on time will receive a Cal Grant B Entitlement award. Cal Grant B offers a living allowance of up to $1,672 per year.
Cal Grant C awards assist students in occupational or vocational programs with tuition and training costs. Cal Grant C offer up to $1,094 award for books, tools, and equipment.
The Student Success Completion Grant (SSCG) is a grant to support the persistence, retention and success for students who have received a Cal Grant award and are enrolled in 12 to 15 or more units per semester or 24 to 30 or more units per academic year. The award amounts are:
- $649 for Fall and $649 for Spring for students enrolled in 12 to 14.99 units per semester.
- $2,000 for Fall and $2,000 for Spring for students enrolled in 15 or more units per semester.
Chafee Grant for Foster Youth
If you are or were in foster care and have financial need, you may qualify for up to $5,000 a year for career and technical training or college. You don’t have to pay this money back. You may also be able to use your grant to help pay for child care, transportation and rent while you’re in school. You can use your Chafee Grant at any eligible California college or university or career or technical school, as well as schools in other states.