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Forgot to file cal grant... HELP PLEASE!!

Corgicorgilove2Corgicorgilove2 Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
Ok so I thought my school automatically filed cal grant for me, because my counselor said so... but when I checke die my financial aid for the university in going there was no cal grant...

So I filled out the application for cal grant and it said it's processing rn. I filed for fafsa in February and got my gpa verified so everything needed for cal grant is done. do I still have a chance for cal grant? I really need this

Replies to: Forgot to file cal grant... HELP PLEASE!!

  • Lilliana330Lilliana330 Registered User Posts: 1,576 Senior Member
    edited July 2017
    The FAFSA is the only app for CalGrant. Check that you have the right college marked as the one you're attending on the CalGrant website.
  • Corgicorgilove2Corgicorgilove2 Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
    I did. Right now it says my application is being processed for cal grant. But, if I filled my fafsa in February but filled out my calgrant today, can I still get aid from cal grant?
  • mommdcmommdc Registered User Posts: 9,351 Senior Member
    Did you call your university's financial aid office to find out what's happening?
  • aunt beaaunt bea Registered User Posts: 8,542 Senior Member
    Calgrant has a budget and needs to allocate millions of dollars for California students who qualify for funds. Cal grant "runs out of money" but, students who end up not using their funds, because of not attending/returning to their universities or whatever else, release more funds that get reallocated and it is not an easy nor FAST task.

    Your California public school is supposed to automatically send your high school transcript to the Cal Grant offices for grade verification, but it is up to each student to file the FAFSA MARCH 2 of each year. Calgrant requires the grade verification form each year from your school to see if you continue to qualify.

    Public high schools and public charter schools are mandated in legislation to automatically submit their current senior year students’ certified GPAs with the Commission, unless the parent or student has opted out. Additionally, some colleges automatically submit their students’ certified GPAs, however, you must confirm whether your school will file your GPA for you before the deadline.
    If your high school or college won’t be automatically submitting your Cal Grant GPA to the California Student Aid Commission, obtain a Cal Grant GPA Verification Form, get it certified by a school official, and mail it yourself before the deadline.
    If you will be mailing in a paper GPA Verification Form, be sure to make a copy for your records and obtain a Certificate of Mailing from the Post Office so that you can verify the date you mailed your form.

    If you didn't receive a Calgrant notice about your eligibility, you may still qualify, and need to contact the Calgrant office.
    You may also call us toll free at (888) CA GRANT (888-224-7268) or fax us at (916) 464-8002.
  • Corgicorgilove2Corgicorgilove2 Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
    Ok so what if I filled out fafsa but not calgrabt by the march 3rd deadline this year. Do I still get cal grant if I just filled out the application yesterday?
  • Corgicorgilove2Corgicorgilove2 Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
    I'm going to call both the school and cal grant to see what's up :|
  • aunt beaaunt bea Registered User Posts: 8,542 Senior Member
    The only ones who know the answers are the Cal Grant people.
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