Late Cal Grant Grade Point Average (GPA) Appeal Process for students who missed the March 2, 2020 filing deadline
State regulations allow Cal Grant applicants to appeal the late submission of their Cal Grant GPA if circumstances beyond their control delayed or prevented them from submitting a verified GPA by the March 2, 2020 filing deadline.
Late GPA Appeal Process – (Submitted by School)
Appeal on school letterhead including the reason why the GPA submission deadline was missed. Please include:
- Student name
- SSID (if applicable)
- School contact information
Please submit appeal letters via e-mail to Ms. O'Keefe email@example.com
2020-21 March 2nd Cal Grant GPA Form
California Student Aid Commission – Cal Grant GPA Requirement
To be considered for a 2020-21 Cal Grant award, you must complete the following application requirements by March 2, 2020:
- Submit a 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- Ensure that a certified Grade Point Average (GPA) is submitted to the California Student Aid Commission (Commission).
GPAs are accepted only if certified by a school electronically or submitted on the paper GPA Verification form. No transcripts are accepted. http://www.csac.ca.gov/Cal Grant GPAs for Ruben S. Ayala's Senior Class of 2019 and 2020 were electronically submitted on October 17, 2019.NOTE: Students who graduated from high school a year prior and have not received a Cal Grant are responsible to submit their GPA again to CSAC prior to March 2nd for Cal Grant consideration. These students must not rely on the GPA the high schools sent to CSAC during their senior year.
When will I know if I’ve received a Cal Grant?
After you apply, you can track the status of your Cal Grant application online by using WebGrants for Students. Log on to set up your personal, confidential account.
If you qualify for a Cal Grant Entitlement award and your application was received on time and needs no corrections, you will recieve a Cal Grant Eligibility Notification after November. After following the steps in the notification to select your school of attendance, you should receive a California Aid Report (CAR). If you have not heard from the Commission by June 30th, please call toll free 888.224.7268 or Log on to your Webgrants4students account to check your status under view my award details.
If you’re applying for a Cal Grant Competitive award (you aren’t a high school senior and you didn’t graduate from high school the previous year or you plan to attend a California Community College and missed the March 2nd deadline), you should receive a CAR by the end of May. If you have not heard from the Commission by mid-June, please call toll free 888.224.7268 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to check on the status of your application.
If you’re applying to renew your Cal Grant, you should receive your notification for renewal by mid-July. If you are a renewal Cal Grant student and you have not heard from the Commission by August 1, please call toll free 888.224.7268 or e-mail email@example.com.