Financial Aid Programs

Grants

Cal Grant

Who should apply?

  • Recent high school graduates

How do I apply?

  • FAFSA or California Dream Act Application
  • Grade Point Average (GPA)Verification

Annual Amount

  • $1,672 Cal Grant B
  • $1,094 Cal Grant C

Note: student must be enrolled in at least 6 units to receive a portion of their Cal Grant B or C. 

CalWORKs

Who should apply?

  • Cash aid recipients

How do I apply?

  • Visit the CalWORKs department for more information

Annual Amount

  • Varies

Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE)

Who should apply?

  • Single, head of household, CalWORKs/TANF recipients

How do I apply?

  • Visit the CARE department for more information

Annual Amount

  • Varies

Chafee Grant

Who should apply?

  • Former foster youth

How do I apply?

Annual Amount

  • Up to $5,000

Child Development Grant

Who should apply?

  • California residents
  • Enrolled in approved courses leading to a Child Development Permit

How do I apply?

  • FAFSA
  • Child Development Grant Application

Annual Amount

  • Up to $1,000

Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS)

Who should apply?

  • California residents

How do I apply?

  • FAFSA

Annual Amount

  • Varies

Student Success Completion Grant

Who should apply?

  • No need to apply, will be awarded to Cal Grant B and C recipients who are enrolled full-time.

Annual Amount

  • Minimum amount of $1,298 enrolled in 12-14 units per semester
  • Maximum amount of $4,000 enrolled in 15 or more units per semester

The Student Success Completion Grant is formally known as the Full-Time Student Success Grant and Community College Completion Grant. It will be awarded to Cal Grant B or C recipients who are enrolled full-time students at a California Community College. If eligible, students who are enrolled in 12-14.5 units per semester can receive the minimum amount of $1,298 and students who are enrolled in 15 units or more per semester can receive the maximum amount of $4,000.

The purpose of this new grant is to encourage students to complete their degree or certificate in a timely manner. It is also encourage for a student to complete an comprehensive student educational plan with an counselor.

For further information please contact the Financial Aid office at (562) 860-2451 Ext. 2397 or e-mail us at finaid-staff-list@cerritos.edu.

Pell Grant

Who should apply?

  • Undergraduates

How do I apply?

  • FAFSA

Annual Amount

  • $0 - $8,800 based on 2017-2018
    Students are eligible to receive 150% of their scheduled Pell Grant award in a single award year. 

Work Study

Federal Work-Study (FWS)

Who should apply?

  • Undergraduates seeking employment

How do I apply?

  • FAFSA
  • Federal Work-Study Application

Annual Amount

  • Up to $5,000

fee waiver

Promise Grant (Formerly known as Board of Governors Fee Waiver - BOGFW)

Who should apply?

  • All students

How do I apply?

  • FAFSA or Promise Grant Application

Annual Amount

  • Waives Enrollment Fee. Does not waive health fees or lab fees.

Scholarships

Scholarships

Who should apply?

  • All students

How do I apply?

  • Scholarship Application

Annual Amount

  • Varies

Loans

Direct Stafford Loans

Who should apply?

  • Students interested in loans that must be repaid

How do I apply?

  • FAFSA
  • Online Entrance Counseling
  • Master Promissory Note (MPN)

Annual Amount

  • $3,500 - $10,500

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