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Middle Class Scholarship

California's Middle Class Scholarship (MCS) provides a scholarship to undergraduate students with a maximum annual family income and household asset ceiling of $165,000 (for 2017-18 awards). 

For 2018-19, the maximum annual family income and household asset ceiling is $171,000, subject to the approval of the 2018-19 State Budget.

The student must be enrolled at a California State University  or University of California and be a California resident or an eligible AB540 student and must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act application by the March 2 deadline.

For more information on the program and eligibility requirements visit the California Student Aid Commission's site about the Middle Class ScholarshipPer California Education Code section 70022, the MCS program income and asset ceilings are to be adjusted annually using the percentage change in California per capita personal income from the preceding year.