Cal Grant Information

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Cal Grant awards are State administered and awarded by the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) to help pay for college expenses. CSAC will require that you sign up for a Webgrants 4 students account so you may regularly monitor your application status.

There are three types of Cal Grant Awards; Cal Grant A, Cal Grant B and Cal Grant C. CSAC will determine, base on your FAFSA information, which Cal Grant award best suites your situation. Each award is both need-based and first-come, first-serve. 

To be eligible for a Cal Grant you must meet certain application deadlines and eligibility criteria. 

  • The FAFSA is the application to apply for this award.
    Submit the FAFSA, as soon as possible after October 1st or by one of the following deadlines: 
    • Entitlement Deadline: March 2nd
    • Competitive Deadline: September 2nd
    • GPA Verification 
  • Once CSAC as notified you regarding a Cal Grant award, you must create a Webgrants 4 Students account and claim your Cal Grant award. If you do not claim your award, the school you are attending will not be able to disburse funds. 

Cal Grant is state funded grant. Disbursements are released to students as soon as Shasta College has received funds from the CSAC. Disbursement dates can vary throughout the semester be sure to check our Disbursement Schedule frequently for updat​es. 

The award payment amount is adjusted based on the number of units for which you are enrolled. Enrollment in 12+ units will allow you to receive the maximum award and you must be enrolled in minimum​ of 6 units to be eligible to receive​ an adjusted award. 

  • Want to learn more about the types of Cal Grants?  Visit the Cal Grant Programs
  • Want to learn more about applying for the Cal Grant? Visit the 
  • Sign in or Sign up for a  Webgrants 4 Students account at: 
    www.webgrants4students.org
  • Learn more about everything the California Student Aid Commission as to offer? Visit www.csac.ca.gov.
  • Complete the FAFSA at: www.fafsa.gov
    • The 2017-18 FAFSA covers Fall 2017, Spring 2018 & Summer 2018
    • The 2018-19 FAFSA covers Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019 & Summer 2019
      **Summer is dependent upon eligiblity
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