How to Apply for / Renew Cal Grants A and B

Apply for Cal Grants A and B

Who should apply

All undergraduate California residents should apply.

How to apply

By March 2, as a new, first-time Cal Grant applicant you must:

  1. Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at the FAFSA website or the California Dream Act Application (for Dream Act-eligible students).
  2. Verify your GPA.
  • If you are not currently enrolled at SDSU, have your current high school or college verify your GPA with CSAC.
  • If you are enrolled at SDSU, SDSU will automatically verify your GPA for CSAC, IF you have:
    • a valid Social Security number on your record with the Office of the Registrar, and
    • a current academic year FAFSA on file with SDSU

Note: SDSU automatically verifies the GPA of enrolled SDSU students who have a 2019-20 or 2020-21 FAFSA on file with SDSU. Each applicant must still complete the 2020-21 FAFSA by the annual March 2 deadline.

Renewing your Cal Grant

Once you are a Cal Grant recipient, it is renewable each year depending on your continued eligibility. You may receive a Cal Grant up to 8 semesters, whereas the availability of State University Grant (SUG) varies each year.

To renew your Cal Grant: Complete your FAFSA each year and maintain good academic standing with the university.

Note: A GPA Verification form is not required to renew your Cal Grant.

WebGrants for students

The California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) selects undergraduate California residents for the Cal Grant A or Cal Grant B programs.

WebGrants for Students is CSAC’s secure website where you can monitor the processing of your Cal Grant application and award information.

WebGrants for StudentsThrough WebGrants you can:

  • Confirm that CSAC received your application
  • Check your award status and award history
  • Change your address and other demographic information with CSAC
  • List SDSU as the first school to receive your Cal Grant award information