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Cal Grant School Change

shawnspearsshawnspears Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
I was awarded Cal Grant A, which is currently on hold, however it says that my school of attendance is Cal Poly. Considering I was not accepted for admission to Cal Poly (which is incredibly encouraging), and am still waiting on the UCs, will changing my school of attendance to one of the UCs change my award status so that I am no longer qualified? Or am I given the Cal Grant regardless of my school choice? Will this affect the amount of money I receive (because it varies between CSUs and UCs)?
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Replies to: Cal Grant School Change

  • KenderKender Registered User Posts: 1,114 Senior Member
    Cal Grant eligibility is based attending a participating California school, income and asset ceilings, and GPA (among the obvious residency requirements, of course). Since the UCs are participating California schools, there is no issue. You would still qualify for Cal Grant.

    And yes, the award amount is different between the CSUs and the UCs. You receive more grant aid with the UCs because they have higher systemwide fees than the CSUs have.

    Just change the school listed when you know which one you will be attending. You won't lose your Cal Grant qualification (as long as it's a participating California school, of course).
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