Student Success Completion Grant

The Student Success Completion Grant (SSCG) is a financial aid program for Cal Grant B and C recipients attending a California Community College full-time (12 units or more).  On top of the Cal Grant B or C award paid at community colleges, the Student Success Completion Grant pays full-time Cal Grant B or C recipients a maximum of $1,298 annually at $649 per semester for eligible students who enroll and attend 12 through 14.99 units per term and a maximum of $4,000 annually at $2,000 per semester for eligible students who enroll and attend 15 units or more per term.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be a Cal Grant B or C recipient that received a full-time Cal Grant payment
  • Must be enrolled full-time (12 units or more)
  • Must be meeting Federal Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards
  • Must have unmet need to receive the SSCG

The purpose of the SSCG grant is to provide students with additional financial aid to help offset the total cost of community college attendance, and to encourage full-time attendance and successful on-time completion.

For more information about eligibility, award payment and example scenarios please review the Student Success Completion Grant (SSCG) Flowchart.

Student Fact Sheet

1. QUESTION: WHAT IS THE STUDENT SUCCESS COMPLETION GRANT?

Answer: The purpose of the SSCG grant award is to provide the student with additional financial aid to help offset the total cost of community college attendance, and to encourage full time attendance and successful on-time completion.

2. QUESTION: HOW MUCH IS THE AWARD?

Answer: 

  • A maximum of $1,298 annually at six hundred forty-nine dollars ($649) per semester, or quarterly equivalent, for eligible students who enroll and attend 12 through14.99 units per term
  • A maximum of $4,000 annually at two thousand dollars ($2,000) per semester, or quarterly equivalent, for eligible students who enroll and attend 15 units per term

Total grant amount is up to the amount of unmet need.

3. QUESTION: HOW DOES THE STUDENT QUALIFY FOR THE SSCG AWARD?

Answer: 

  • The student must be receiving a Cal Grant B or C award 
  • The student must maintain federal satisfactory academic progress at the college

4. QUESTION: MUST THE STUDENT HAVE A COMPREHENSIVE STUDENT EDUCATIONAL PLAN (SEP) TO RECEIVE THE AWARD? 

Answer: No; however, it is the intent of the law for students to have a SEP on file. If you have questions about your SEP, contact an academic counselor. 

5. QUESTION: HOW DOES THE STUDENT MAINTAIN ELIGIBILITY FOR THE SSCG?

Answer: To qualify for the SSCG: 

  • Be eligible for a Cal Grant B or C award
  • Meet federal satisfactory academic progress (SAP)
  • Have unmet need to receive the SSCG
  • Maintain full time attendance