Cal Grant Information


Type of Program: Grant
Funds can be used for: Educational Expenses

Cal Grants are state funded, need-based grants available to California Residents to help students pay for educational expenses. Cal Grant recipients are selected by the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC). These awards do not have be repaid.

A student may receive only one Cal Grant, either Cal Grant A, B or C. Eligibility will be based on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act (CADAA) application responses, your verified Cal Grant GPA, the type of California colleges you list on your FAFSA or CADAA and whether you are a recent high school graduate.






  • High School Students: (Seniors in California high School or 1 year out of California High School)
    • Check with your high school to see if they sent GPA verification electronically for you by the March 2nd deadline. If they have not sent it electronically, have your high school verify your GPA by using the GPA Verification Form.
  • Palomar will automatically send CSAC your GPA if:
    • You completed at least 16 degree-applicable units (class number 50 & above) at Palomar College
    • Have a Palomar College GPA of .50 or higher
    • Were enrolled at Palomar College within the last 7 years
  • Manual GPA verification needed if:
    • You have other college course work to include in your GPA
    • You have not attended Palomar College within the last 7 years
    • If you need to include other college course work to meet the minimum 16 degree-applicable units complete the Cal Grant GPA Verification form
    • Email the Cal Grant GPA Verification form to the Records Office at



  • March 2nd is the priority Cal Grant deadline
  • September 2nd deadline applies to California Community College students
  • California Dream Act applicants have only 1 deadline: March 2nd



  • Check your MyPalomar account for updates.
  • View the Disbursement Schedule for future disbursement dates.
  • You can also log on to your Web Grants 4 Students account to view your GPA and Cal Grant application status. This website is available for your convenience, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


For further information please contact the Financial Aid office at 760-744-1150 ext. 2366 or email us at from your Palomar student email.

Log on to your Web Grants 4 Students account to view your GPA and Cal Grant application status.
 Cal Grant Qualifying Institution Disclosure

Last modified on September 29, 2022