A grant is given by the federal government, the state or the CSU as a gift; you don’t need to repay a grant or work to earn the money. The federal grants listed below are the most common, but there are others you may be eligible for.
Pell Grants are typically awarded only to undergraduate students without a bachelor's degree.For the 2016–17 award year, the maximum award is $5,815.
You may be eligible to receive between $100 and $4,000 a year from this grant.
Students who receive the TEACH grant must agree to teach in a high-need field for at least four years.
To qualify for a Cal Grant, you must be a California resident and meet other eligibility, financial and GPA requirements.
California's Middle Class Scholarship provides a scholarship to undergraduate students with a family income of up to $156,000.
These need-based awards — administered by the CSU — are given to eligible undergraduate and graduate students.
The CSU offers grants to doctoral candidates in nursing, education and physical therapy.
This CSU-administered grant is designed to improve access and retention of students who are low-income and/or educationally disadvantaged.