California Dream Act
All California residents who apply for financial aid are expected to apply for a Cal Grant.
Most of your questions can be answered by reviewing the California Student Aid Commission's Cal Grant Frequently Asked Questions. Additional information is listed below.
See the Cal Grant Program Comparison Chart for more information.
We want to ensure that your financial aid awards are as accurate as possible. Please read the sections below for helpful information about the verification process.
Verification is a process required by the Department of Education and the California Student Aid Commission that is intended to improve the accuracy of the information provided on the aid application. We cannot disburse federal or state aid until verification is complete.