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Grants Available at Gavilan College

Grants are awarded to students who file the FAFSA
and who have financial need.
Grants do not have to be paid back to the school.

Pell Grant

A federal aid program for undergraduates and credential students based on financial need. Eligibility is determined by federal government guidelines. To be considered for Pell Grant, students must complete the FAFSA.  Pell grants range from $200 to $2775 per semester. 

 

Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

A federal aid program for high need undergraduate students who receive the Pell Grant. This award is contingent upon the availability of funds. To be considered for the SEOG, students must complete the FAFSA.  SEOG are $100 per semester. 

 

Federal Work Study Grant (FWS)

This federal aid program creates jobs for eligible students in various on-campus departments and off-campus agencies. Students work approximately 15-20 hours a week in career-related or community service employment. The FWS award does not guarantee placement. To be considered for Federal Work Study, students must complete the FAFSA and a Federal Work Study Employment Packet. This award is contingent upon the availability of funds.  FWS awards are $2000 per semester. 

 

Cal Grant B

A state aid program for undergraduates and credential students based on financial need determined through criteria listed below as well as income/asset ceilings. Some grants are awarded through an entitlement and others are awarded on a competitive basis. For additional information on Cal Grants, including the income and asset ceilings, visit the following website: www.csac.ca.gov. To be considered for the Cal Grant B, students must complete the FAFSA and Cal Grant GPA Verification Form by either of the following deadlines:

For graduating high school seniors:
March 2nd Deadline for Cal B entitlement grant; minimum GPA required: 2.0
Sept. 2nd Deadline for Cal B competitive grant; limited amount of awards issued statewide.

For community college students:
March 2nd

Deadline for Cal Grant A, Cal Grant B Transfer Entitlement Program: 

Criteria: High school graduate as of 07/01/00 or later;CA resident when graduated from a CA high school (unless due to military orders);earned a minimum GPA: 2.4 at CA community college; must have completed at least 24 "degree credit" units at CA community college; must transfer to and receive award payment at a qualifying  institution offering a baccalaureate degree; must be under the age of 28 by 12/31 of award year. All students who are eligible are awarded.

Deadline for Cal Grant A, Cal Grant B Competitive Program: Criteria:  Did not qualify for Transfer Entitlement Grant A or B; from disadvantaged and low-income families; must have earned a minimum GPA: 2.0 in college; have completed at least 16 but less than 24 units at CA community college.  Total number of new awards offered statewide: 11,250.

Sept. 2nd Deadline for Cal Grant B Competitive Program:  Criteria:  Did not qualify for Transfer Entitlement Grant A or B; from disadvantaged and low-income families; must have earned a minimum GPA: 2.0 in college; have completed at least 16 but less than 24 units at CA community college.  Total number of new awards offered statewide: 11,250.

Cal Grant C

A state aid program for undergraduates and credential students based on financial need determined through criteria listed below as well as income/asset ceilings. For additional information on Cal Grants, including the income and asset ceilings, visit the following website: www.csac.ca.gov. To be considered for the Cal Grant C, students must complete the FAFSA and are encouraged to fill out Cal Grant GPA Verification Form by the March 2nd deadline.  Once this information is reviewed by the California Student Aid Commission, potiental awardees will be identified and mailed a "Supplement Form."  The Supplement form is required in order to finalize your eligiblility for Cal C.

For high school and community college students:
March 2nd

Deadline for Cal Grant C Program:  Criteria:  Vocationally-oriented students from low- and middle- income families.  Total number of new awards authorized statewide each year:  7,761. 

Child Development Grant (CDG)

This grant is awarded through the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) to students who are pursing a Child Development Permit to teach or supervise in licensed children's centers. Permits are issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing in one of the following levels: Teacher, Site Supervisor, Master Teacher, Program Director. For more information, visit www.csac.ca.gov. To be considered for Child Development Grant, students must complete the FAFSA and a Child Development Grant Application.

Chafee Grant

A federal aid program for undergraduates who are current or former foster youth. The Chafee Grant is used for career, technical training or college courses. Funding is subject to availability of federal funds each year. To be considered for the Chafee Grant, students must complete the FAFSA and Chafee Grant application. For additional information, visit the Chafee website at: www.chafee.csac.ca.gov.

Extended Opportunity Programs & Services Grant (EOPS)

This state funded program provides assistance to educationally and economically disadvantaged students that have demonstrated financial need. Interested students must make an eligibility appointment with EOPS Office. This award is contingent upon availability of funds. To be considered for EOPS Grant, students must complete the FAFSA and meet grant requirements through the EOPS Program. Contact EOPS at 408-848-4740 for additional information.

CARE Grant

Students who are part of EOPS and who are receiving CalWORKs/TANF benefits may be eligible for CARE. Qualifying students receive a grant to cover the costs of child care expenses, transportation expenses and college related expenses. Contact CARE at 408-848-4790 for additional information.

TRIO Grant

Is provided by the TRIO program, a federally funded program, which provides academic, career and personal support to first generation and low income students. The program awards a TRIO grant ranging from $400 to $1000 to qualified students who have received a Pell Grant for the current academic year and have remaining unmet need. To be considered for the TRIO Grant, you must complete a FAFSA and meet TRIO grant requirements. Contact TRIO Program for additional information at 408-846-4981.

Last modified: November 20, 2012
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