College of the Siskiyous

Cal Grant

Cal Grants are awarded by the California Student Aid Commission and may be renewed each year. All students who are California residents are encouraged to apply.

Cal Grant A

  • Helps low- and middle income students with tuition/fee costs. Grant recipients are selected on the basis of financial need and grade point average.
  • If you qualify for a Cal Grant A and want to attend College of the Siskiyous, the Student Aid Commission will hold your award until the transfer to a four-year college, provided that you continue to qualify.
  • To be eligible for a new (first time) Cal Grant A, a student may not have completed more than six semesters or nine quarters of college study, and must enroll at least half time.

Cal Grant B

  • Awards are based on financial need and are made to entering students, primarily from low-income backgrounds.
  • About half of all new Cal Grant B recipients are expected to begin their college education in a public community college. Therefore, the Cal Grant B award for freshmen is usually limited to the non-tuition costs of attending college - help with living expenses, books and supplies, transportation, etc.
  • When renewed by sophomores, juniors, and seniors, a Cal Grant B may also cover all or part of tuition/fee costs.

Cal Grant C

  • Awards help vocational students with tuition/fee and training costs. Recipients must be enrolled in a vocational program at a community college, an independent college, or a vocational school, and must be in a program of study from four months to two years in length. Contact your high-school counselor or the College of the Siskiyous Financial Aid Office for more information about vocational areas that qualify.

Full-time Student Success Grant (FTSSG)

  • This is a grant that is given to eligible Cal Grant B and Cal Grant C students who are enrolled full-time (12 or more units). Students can receive $500 during the fall and $500 during the spring if eligible.
  • The purpose of this grant is to support student persistence, retention, and success for Cal Grant B and Cal Grant C students.

Community College Completion Grant (CCCG)

  • The Community College completion Grant (CCCG) is a financial aid award designed to encourage faster completion of the student's degree or certificate.
  • The CCCG is paid to students attending in at least 15 units at a rate of $750 per semester.
  • The student must be receiving a Full-time Student Success Grant, (FTSSG) award, for the same term.
  • The student must attend 15 units per term and complete their education program in the timeframe set up in their Comprehensive Student Educational Plan. The student must meet with a Counselor to create their Comprehensive Student Educational Plan by calling Counseling and Student Support Programs at (530) 938-5353.
  • A cumulative 2.0 GPA is required.

Other Resources

Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Cal Grant FAQs

Webgrants 4 Students

California Student Aid Commission

Contact Financial Aid

Phone: (530) 938-5209
Fax: (530) 938-5367