High School Counselors’ Workshop 2012-2013 Year. Cal Grants Overview. Presented by the California Student Aid Commission. Agenda. FAFSA Bridge Basic Cal Grant Eligibility - Cal Grants A, B and C High School Entitlement Awards Cal Grant Renewal Eligibility AB 131 Dream Act
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Linking federal & state financial assistance
Allows students to transfer information from the FAFSA to a state application
Note: Option is only offered on the confirmation page
Not have earned a BA/BS degree
Dependent students whose parents are in registered domestic partnerships should go to http://www.csac.ca.gov/pubs/forms/grnt_frm/G-37.pdf
For New Applicants –
For Renewal Ceilings go to: http://www.csac.ca.gov/doc.asp?id=1122
their high school on the FAFSA
CSAC can then match between GPA and FAFSA information
CSAC will be able to report to schools on missing GPAs and missing FAFSAs
High School Entitlement Awards
Requires High School Graduation
SB 70 – Renewal eligibility changes
Resulted in 14,000 fewer renewals
Allows students who meet AB 540 criteria to receive Cal Grants
Awardees who submit a FAFSA & GPA will receive a California Aid Report (CAR) via email
Download “School of Origin” report for a list of awarded students from your school
E-mail to students from CSAC will come from these addresses:
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Academic Qualifier Types:
*Test score can be used if the student does not have a GPA, has coursework that cannot be converted to a 4.00 GPA, or attended a non-accredited high school
Electronic GPA Upload Questions?
Tabitha Frost (916) 464-2113
School Support Branch (888) 294 -0153
Academic Qualifiers & Submissions
Establish a school WebGrants account.
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Provides students online access to California assistance and more—
School Support (888) 294-0153