California Student Aid Commission

Use this website for information on: 

  • Financial Aid Programs

  • Getting Started in Applying for Aid

  • Chafee Grant

  • WebGrants for Students

  • How to Apply for the Cal Grant

  • Application for the California Dream Act

  • Cal Grant GPA Form 

  • Brochures and Workbooks on How to Fund Your Future

  • How to Avoid Identity Theft

  • Scholarship or Scam? How to tell when it's the real thing or not


Also check out this website if you want more Information on:

  • Pell Grants Federal Student Aid

  • College Choice College Choice

  • Student Debt - Income-Based Repayment Federal Student Aid Repay Your Loan

    • Understanding the repayment process for your federal student loans can go a long way toward building a solid financial foundation.

  • The White House Plan - To Make College More Affordable — Fact Sheet 

    • A higher education is the single most important investment students can make in their own futures. At the same time, it has never been more expensive.That’s why since taking office, President Obama has made historic investments in college affordability,increasing the maximum Pell Grant award for working and middle class families by more than $900, creating the American Opportunity Tax Credit, and enacting effective student loan reforms eliminating bank subsidies. 

  • The Common Application

  • ECMC Foundation Contributes $98 Million to the Cal Grant Program

  • Obama Administration has announced the "Pay as you Earn" plan

    • If you are a recent college graduate a new government loan repayment plan may help you manage your monthly Direct Student Loan payments.To learn more details and to see if you quality, click here:


Beyond Foster Care: Need for Services Beyond the Age of 21

This survey is for California former foster, Independent Living Program (ILP) eligible probation, and dual status youth ages 22 to 35. The purpose of the study is to explore the experiences and need for services of California former foster, ILP eligible probation, and dual status youth who are between the ages of 22 and 35. Participation in the study would last about 20 to 35 minutes. You may choose to withdraw your participation at any time. Your answers will be confidential. The information will be kept in a secure database with no identifying information for the duration of the study. 

The findings of this study will be used to provide suggestions for programs and services that will improve long-term outcomes for former foster, ILP eligible probation, and dual status youth. 

Visit this link in order to complete the survey! 


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