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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

Pell Grant

Who should apply?

  • Undergraduates

How do I apply?

Annual Amount: Includes Fall 20XX, Spring 20XX, Summer 20XX

  • $0 - $9,144 based on 2019-2020
    Students are eligible to receive 150% of their scheduled Pell Grant award in a single award year. 

STUDENT SUCCESS COMPLETION GRANT

AM I ELIGIBLE?

You must be a Cal Grant B or C recipient who is enrolled full-time.

HOW DO I APPLY?

To apply for Cal Grant and Student Success Completion Grant you must submit both applications by the MARCH 2nd DEADLINE.

  1. FAFSA or California Dream Act Application
  2. Grade Point Average (GPA)Verification

Note: The Cal Grant competitive deadline is SEPTEMBER 2nd.

ANNUAL AMOUNT

student success

 

Units Enrolled Per Semester Award Amount Per Semester
12 - 14.5 Units $649
15 or more units $2,000

Note: If your number of units enrolled for the academic year (Fall, Spring, Summer) exceed 24 units. You will be eligible for the following amounts.

Total Units Enrolled for the Academic Year
Fall, Spring, Summer
Annual Award Amount
24 - 29.5 units $1,298
30 or more units $4,000

The purpose of this new grant is to encourage students to complete their degree or certificate in a timely manner. Students are encouraged to complete a comprehensive student educational plan with a 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.

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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