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Types of Financial Aid

Program
Type of Aid
Program Details
AHC Annual Amount
Federal Pell Grant

Grant: free money that doesn't need to be repaid

Available to undergraduate students

$639-$6,345

Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

Grant: free money that doesn't need to be repaid

For undergraduate students with exceptional financial need; funds depend on availability of school

$150-$750

Federal Student Loans

Money that has to be repaid with interest

Subsidized:  US Dept. of Ed pays interest while student is in school, during grace period and deferment periods; must be enrolled at least half-time and have financial need

Depends on grade level and dependency status

Unsubsidized:  Student is responsible for the interest; must be at least half-time; financial need is not required

Depends on grade level and dependency status

Federal Work-Study
Money earned while in school; doesn't need to be repaid Earn through a job on or off campus Up to $3,000
Cal-Grant
Grant: free money that doesn't need to be repaid Must complete GPA verification form and FAFSA before March 2 Cal-Grant B: $1,672


Cal-Grant C: $1,094
Cal-Grant A:  For university; this grant can be put on reserve until student transfers
Cal-Grant B:  For community college students with exceptional financial need
Cal-Grant C:  For occupational or technical program
Student Success Completion Grant (SSCG)

 

The Student Success Completion Grant (SSCG) is a financial aid program for Cal Grant B and C recipients attending a California Community College full-time (12 units or more).  

Grant: free money that doesn't need to be repaid

 

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be a Cal Grant B or C recipient that received a full-time Cal Grant payment
  • Must be enrolled full-time (12 units or more)
  • Must be meeting Federal Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards
  • Must have unmet need to receive the SSCG
  • $1,298 annually for eligible students who enroll and attend 12 through 14.99 units per term.
  • $4,000 annually for eligible students who enroll and attend 15 units or more per term.
Scholarships
Grant: free money that doesn't need to be repaid Students can apply for various scholarships. Each scholarship may have different requirements and deadlines Varies