Educational Funding For Undocumented Students The Application Process Cal Grant A Cal Grant A Entitlement awards can be used for tuition and fees at public and private colleges as well as some private career colleges. At CSU schools, this Cal Grant covers system wide fees up to $5,472. Cal Grant A Competitive Awards are for students with a minimum 3.0 GPA who are from low-and middleincome families. These awards help pay tuition and fees at qualifying schools with academic programs that are at least two years in length. Cal Grant B Cal Grant B Entitlement awards provides low-income students with a living allowance and assistance with tuition and fees. Most first-year students receive an allowance of up to $1,473 for books and living expenses. After the freshman year, Cal Grant B also helps pay tuition and fees in the same amount as a Cal Grant A. For a Cal Grant B, your coursework must be for at least one academic year. Cal Grant B Competitive Awards are for students with a minimum 2.0 GPA who are from disadvantaged and low-income families. These awards can be used for tuition, fees and access costs at qualifying schools whose programs are at least one year in length. If you get a Cal Grant B Competitive Award it can only be used for access costs in the first year. These costs include living expenses, transportation, supplies and books. Beginning with the second year, you can use your Cal Grant B Competitive Award to help pay tuition and fees at public or private four-year colleges or other qualifying schools. Signed into law on July 25, 2011 Became effective January 1, 2012 Designed to educate undocumented students in the state of California The federal government currently does not have any similar legislation AB540 Allows undocumented students a chance at receiving: CAL GRANTS A and B State University Grant CSULA Scholarships WWW.CSAC.CA.GOV WWW.CSAC.CA.GOV When: By March 2nd, 2014 Where: www.csac.ca.gov Who: Why: Both students and parents are needed Both Cal Grant A/B or SUG are FREE MONEY! WHAT DO I NEED? 2013 Tax Information If available Money earned in 2013 Personal Information Social Security if you have one Name & age for all family members CSULA School Code: 001140 DREAM ACT WORKSHEET CSULA will receive your application starting early March, 2014 We will send out an email to those students who are selected for verification: http://web.calstatela.edu/univ/finaid/forms/forms.php Student who go through the verification process will be notified within 6 weeks of their award. All Males 18-25 are required to register with selective service: www.sss.gov First in / First Out The application and all documents need to be complete and correct Students cannot apply for both the Dream Act and FAFSA Good Luck! WWW.CSAC.CA.GOV WWW.SSS.GOV WWW.FINAID.ORG/OTHERAID/UNDOCUMENTED.PHTML WWW.CALSTATELA.EDU/UNIV/FINAID FASTWEB.COM SCHOLARSHIPS.COM How do you apply for Cal Grant A/B? Who is considered an AB540 student?