For 2013 new freshmen students who received $9,084 in Cal Grant awards, Pacific added an average of an additional $13,500 per student in institutional financial aid. Cal Grants are need-based grants for low-income and middle-income students who are California Residents and attend eligible California colleges and universities. If you are awarded a Cal Grant, you will receive a California Aid Report (CAR) which will show the value of your Cal Grant at Pacific.
In order to be considered for Cal Grant Awards at Pacific, you must:
- File an application for undergraduate admission and file the FAFSA.
- In addition, submit a Cal Grant GPA Verification Form to the California Student Aid Commission by March 2.
High school students and transfer students, be sure and check with your school and determine if:
- Option 1: Public high schools and public charter schools are mandated in legislation to automatically submit their current senior year students' certified GPAs with the Commission, unless the parent or student has opted out. Additionally, some colleges automatically submit their students' certified GPAs, however, you must confirm whether your school will file your GPA for you before the deadline.
- Option 2: If your high school or college won't be automatically submitting your Cal Grant GPA to the California Student Aid Commission, obtain a Cal Grant GPA Verification Form, get it certified by a school official, and mail it yourself before the deadline.
- Option 3: If you will be mailing in a paper GPA Verification Form, be sure to make a copy for your records and obtain a Certificate of Mailing ($1.30 in addition to postage) from the Post Office so that you can verify the date you mailed your form.
Manage your Cal Grant
Log on to www.webgrants4students.org and create your online WebGrants for Students (WGS) account to:
- Understand and manage your Cal Grant award.
- Update your address or school of attendance.
- The California Student Aid Commission communicates with students using their e-mail address on file so it is critical that you keep this information updated.
- Post a leave of absence.
- Allow a third party (such as a parent or guardian) access to your Cal Grant information.
- Satisfy outstanding requirements.
For additional information, please visit the Cal Grant website.