Student Resources

The Cal Grants Program

Starting October 1, 2016 through the March 2, 2017 Cal Grant deadline, students and families are encouraged to attend FREE Cash for College workshops across Sacramento County for help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act (CADAA) and Chafee for Foster Youth applications.

To apply for a Cal Grant, students must fill out and submit two forms: a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and a Cal Grant GPA verification form. The deadline is March 2, 2017. Other financial and academic eligibility requirements may apply.

Students and families can visit or call my office to learn more about the Cal Grant program.

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College Grant Application Worksops

Numerous high schools throughout Sacramento County are hosting free Cal Grant application workshops in the communities of Arden Arcade, Citrus Heights, Fair Oaks, Rancho Cordova and Rosemont. All workshops are free. Parents and students can receive assistance in completing grant applications. Below is a list of the high schools who are hosting college grant application workshops:

Cash For College Workshops

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Foothill High School
5000 McCloud Dr,
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Thursday, January 26, 2017
Calvine High School
8333 Vintage Park Dr
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Additional Resources

California Public Higher Education Institutions:

  • California Community Colleges
    1102 Q Street Sacramento, CA 95811
  • University of California System
    1111 Franklin Street
    Oakland, CA 94607
  • Association of Independent California Colleges
    1100 11th Street
    Suite 10
    Sacramento, CA 95814
  • California State University System
    401 Golden Shore
    Long Beach, CA 90802

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