A college degree means greater opportunity. The knowledge and skills you gain can be used for the rest of your life. But finding ways to pay for college can be daunting. The state of California NOW offers TWO VALUABLE WAYS to help you afford this life-changing educational experience.

Cal Grant

California's Cal Grant Financial Aid Program guarantees financial assistance based on need to every qualified student who applies.

middle class scholarship

Increasingly, students from middle class families have also been priced out of college. To help these families, the Legislature enacted the Middle Class Scholarship.

Both Cal Grants and the Middle Class Scholarship are only available by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov or the CA Dream Act Application atwww.caldreamact.org.

Remember, you won't be eligible for the money unless you complete the application between October 1, 2016 and March 2, 2017 when planning to begin college in 2017.

Annual Grant