You missed reading a key piece that explains that the lesser remaining eligibility has to do with having used Cal Grant while at CCC. There is no contradiction.
If it is on hold, then yes, there will be two years. If it is not and being used (as is only an option with B due to the access portion), then there is a chance to use up eligibility in excess and result in hvaing less than 2 years of eligibility. Note that an award can only be placed on hold for a maximum of three years anyways.
Also, pell grant B? There is no Pell Grant B. There is Pell Grant and there is Cal Grant which has an A and a B (as well as a C, but that's a whole other colored horse). It sounds like you mean Cal Grant B and the access portion if the amount was $1,551. You would still be using up Cal Grant eligibility if you used that.
Your post is extremely confusing, but my best guess with the information you gave is you accepted Cal Grant B for your first year of CCC, but had it put on hold for the next year. It would be logical the information has not updated yet (particularly as it also appears you did not officially alert CSAC and instead just didn't accept it). It will only be two years of eligibility when you transfer as a junior.
For what it's worth, I ran out of eligibility my last quarter. I took seven quarters to finish a double major. My systemwide fees were still covered that quarter, but by a UC grant. Most of the UCs do make an effort to take care of their low income students.
Last edited by Kender; 06-14-2012 at 03:20 AM.