Student Success Completion Grant

Formerly the Full Time Student Success Grant and the California Community College Completion Grant as of Fall-2018. 

Senate Bill 85 was signed by Governor Newson in 2017 and implemented for the 2017/2018 academic year. The Chancellor’s Office worked closely with the Senate to streamline the implementation of both the Full Time Student Success Grant and the California Community College Completion Grant, which resulted in the Student Success Completion Grant. 

The Student Success Completion Grant provides additional assistance to students who are attending at a 15 unit per term pace or a 30 unit per year pace and/or complete their programs in scheduled full time timeframes.

How to Apply for this Grant

Student Success Completion Grant is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Even if a student meets all of the criteria, they may not get the grant.

  • Submit your FAFSA or California Dream Act by March 2nd
  • Complete any requested verification steps with the Financial Aid Office as soon as possible
  • Enroll in 12+ units in only classes required for your educational goal
  • Stay on pace to complete your educational goal

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  • Must have received a Cal B or C Grant and certified at full time enrollment (12+ units)
  • Must be in good standing with the colleges SAP standards. 
    • If you become ineligible due to not meeting SAP, you must go through the SAP appeal process 
  • Must complete all units required for your major, successfully, every semester
  • Must be declared a California Resident (CAR) or AB540 with Shasta College

Annual Award Amounts

  • 12-14.99 units = $2,596 ($1,298 per primary semester) 
  • 15+ units = $8,000 ($4,000 per primary semester)

Timeline of Awarding and Disbursements

Due to the Cal Grant eligibility requirement, awards will not show on students awards letters until after the first Cal Grant disbursement during the primary terms. Typically the second week after census day (Fall=Mid-September & Spring=Mid-February).


If you have questions regarding this grant/program, please contact the financial aid office for further guidance.