Cal Grants


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At UEI College, we believe every student should have the opportunity to better their future. We help our students learn about financial options available by providing financial resources so they never feel like they cannot attend our campuses due to costs. Our goal is to educate them in a timely, supportive way so they can have continued success in their future. Below you will find detailed information about the Cal Grant program, a state-provided grant that does not need to be repaid. This is a great opportunity for California residents to receive help with funding for college.

UEI students may be eligible for a variety of federal and state financial aid programs.  This includes Cal Grants from the California Student Aid Commissions (CSAC) as well as Chafee Grants for Foster Youth at the following participating campuses:

CAL Grant

The California Student Aid Commissions (CSAC) awards Cal Grants to eligible California students. CSAC provides State financial aid for those who meet certain income, asset, and other financial aid standards to attend college.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Be a US Citizen or eligible noncitizen
  2. Be a California resident for 1 year
  3. Attend a qualifying California college
  4. Not have a bachelor’s or professional degree
  5. Have financial need at the college of your choice
  6. Have family income and assets below the minimum levels
  7. Be enrolled or plan to enroll in a program leading to an undergraduate degree or certificate
  8. Be enrolled or plan to enroll at least half-time
  9. Have registered with the U.S. Selective Service – if required
  10. Not owe a refund on any state or federal grant or be in default on a student loan
  11. Not be incarcerated
  12. Maintain the Satisfactory Academic Progress standards as established by the school. Recipients who do not meet the standards are ineligible for Cal Grant payment and will not use eligibility during the terms they are ineligible for payment.

CAL Grant B

The Cal Grant B is an award offered to disadvantaged or low-income students who meet all Cal Grant requirements, demonstrate financial need, and meet the income and asset ceilings established by the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC). Pays up to $1,672 per academic year for costs such as living expenses, transportation, supplies and books.

How to apply:

  • For low income students
  • 2.00 GPA Minimum
  • May be used for an academic program that is at least 1 year in length. To receive the full grant amount, you must be enrolled full-time.
  • In addition to completing the FAFSA online, must complete GPA verification by March 2 deadline. GPA Verfication Form

CAL Grant C

The Cal Grant C program provides money to students pursuing an occupational or technical program. Cal Grant is money you do not have to pay back. This Grant assists with tuition and training related costs (such as books and supplies). The maximum amount is $2462 for tuition and fees and $547 for books, tools and equipment per academic year.

How to apply:

  • Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at by the March 2 deadline and list Career College on FAFSA.
  • If the Commission determines you eligible for a Cal Grant C, complete the Cal Grant C Supplement Form and return to the California Student Aid Commission by the requested deadline.
  • For low to middle income students
  • No GPA requirement

Chafee Grant for Foster Youth

If you are or were in foster care and have financial need, you may qualify for up to $5,000 a year for career and technical training or college. You do not have to pay this money back. You may also be able to use your grant to help pay for child care, transportation and rent while you’re in school.

More Information

You can find more information by visiting the California Student Aid Commission website.

Apply here:

WebGrants 4 Students (WGS) –

Provides you with the resources, information and tools. WGS allows students to manage Cal Grant and/or Chafee account(s) online to view updates, make school changes, make address changes, make corrections and post leave of absence requests.

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