Grants are a type of financial aid that is awarded to a student and is not required to be paid back. The amount of grant money awarded is based on demonstrated financial need which is determined by the information provided on your FAFSA application.

To establish need and apply for all grant programs, students must complete the FAFSA application. You must be a U.S. Citizen, permanent resident or on a special visa such as parolee. You must have a high school diploma (including passing the CAHSEE if it’s in California), GED, or its recognized equivalent. All students who are awarded financial aid must make satisfactory academic progress to continue to receive grants.

If you have a bachelor’s degree from the U.S. or another country, you are ineligible to receive grants.