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California State Aid Commission (CSAC) - Since its creation by the Legislature, in 1955, the Commission has continued to operate as the principal state agency responsible for administering financial aid programs for students attending public and private universities, colleges, and vocational schools in California. The Commission has never wavered from its central mission to make education beyond high school financially accessible to all Californians. The Commission provides financial aid policy analysis and leadership, in partnership with California's colleges, universities, financial institutions, and financial aid associations. The application deadline is March 2 for the following academic year. Most CSAC programs require completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Cal Grant -The Cal Grant is a state grant administered by CSAC and is awarded to eligible undergraduate California residents based on need, student GPA, and allowable funding. For more information on this program and to check your eligibility, visit the CSAC website.

California Chafee Grant for Foster Youth -The Chafee Grant is a federal and state-funded grant to assist eligible students who have been or are in foster care. For additional information, click here.

California Dream Act Application -This application allows eligible AB540 students to apply for California state aid. For more information and eligibility requirements, click here.