WebGrants 4 Students (WGS)

Cal Grant

California state-funded grants that may be applied toward meeting educational expenses at California colleges. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or students who qualify as AB540 may complete the Dream Application. You may check the status of your Cal Grant award by going to: CSAC - WebGrants for Students.

Important! Starting with the 2017/18 academic year students must create a Web Grants account (https://mygrantinfo.csac.ca.gov/logon.asp) and claim their award. If a student doesn’t claim their award and the school doesn’t either, the student will not show up on the schools roster to award for the 2017/18 award year.


There are three types of Cal Grants:

  • Cal Grant A
    May be used at four-year colleges only, although they may be granted and held in reserve for students attending community colleges with the intention of transferring. Grants are awarded on the basis of grades as well as financial need.
  • Cal Grant B
    May be used at both two-year and four-year colleges, and may be awarded to part-time students. Grants are awarded based on grades, disadvantaged background and financial need.
  • Cal Grant C
    For students enrolled in two-year vocational programs at two-year colleges. Part-time students may apply for this grant which is awarded on the basis of financial need, vocational interests, and grades.

Transfer Entitlement Award

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For students who plan to transfer directly from a California Community College to a 4-Year University that offers a bachelor degree in the academic year that they are applying for the award.

Who is considered for a Transfer Entitlement Award:

  1. Students who plan to transfer directly from a CA Community College to a 4-year University that offers a bachelor degree in the award year. There cannot be a gap in enrollment between attendance at the California Community college and the 4-Year University.
  2. Students who meet the general Cal Grant eligibility requirements.
  3. Students who graduated from a CA high school after June 30, 2000.
  4. Students who were California residents (or if you applied through the Dream Act application, living in California) at the time of high school graduation.

Deadline to Apply: March 2 of each award year. If you miss this deadline they have a second deadline of September 2. 

How to Apply:

  1. Complete a Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) or CA Dream Act Application by March 2nd
  2. Submit a California Community College GPA based on 24 completed units to the California Student Aid Commission by March 2. Note: Most colleges, if not all, electronically submit student's GPA to the commission before the deadline.
  3. If you receive a preliminary award notice you must complete a Transfer Entitlement Certification form at WebGrants for Students

Important! Starting with the 2017/18 academic year students must create a Web Grants account (https://mygrantinfo.csac.ca.gov/logon.asp) and claim their award. If a student doesn’t claim their award and the school doesn’t either, the student will not show up on the schools roster to award for the 2017/18 award year.

Once you submit your completed FAFSA or Dream Act application and California Community College GPA you will be considered for the appropriate Cal Grant award based on GPA, financial need and college of attendance. For additional information visit the California Student Aid Commission website here.