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Financial Aid

Grants

Grants are considered “gift aid” and do not require repayment. They can come from federal, state, or private sources.

State Grants

Cal Grant A

These awards are granted yearly at University College and other California schools. They are renewable with satisfactory academic progress and financial need. Qualifications will depend on grade-point average (verified by the GPA verification worksheet submitted to CSAC by the Cal Grant deadline), California residency, and financial need as determined by the FAFSA. Awards will differ between institutions—the higher the school costs, the larger the state scholarship. The deadline is March 2, prior to entry to the university. However, the closer to January 1 students apply, the better their chances of being awarded other types of limited grants. Contact your program representative, or write to the Student Aid Commission, PO Box 419027, Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-9027. UC’s USDE code is 00111700.

Cal Grant B

These grants are designed for those students entering college who come from disadvantaged backgrounds and demonstrate financial need and a desire to succeed in college. Tuition grants, plus subsistence, are based upon California residency, a questionnaire, and financial need as determined by the FAFSA. They are renewable for four years with satisfactory academic progress and continued financial need. The application deadline is March 2, prior to entry. Contact your program representative, or write to the Student Aid Commission, PO Box 419027, Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-9027. UC’s USDE code is 00111700.

Federal Grants

Any student who wishes to apply for federal programs must be either a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or eligible noncitizen.

Federal Pell Grant

The Pell Grant Program provides government grants to both full- and part-time undergraduate students. The amount of the grant varies from $602 to $5,550 for the 2012–13 school year (amount depends upon Expected Family Contribution [EFC] and enrollment status). After the student submits the FAFSA, a Student Aid Report (SAR) will be received from the government and must be reviewed for accuracy. If any corrections are necessary, the student should contact the financial aid office.

Any student who wishes to apply for federal programs must be either a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or eligible noncitizen.

For more information, contact Student Financial Services at financialaid@uc.apu.edu or (855) 276-8669.