Financial Aid Chart and Scholarship Information

Scholarships

Cañada College provides a general scholarship program to recognize and honor outstanding achievement and to provide students financial assistance when furthering their academic pursuits. Several scholarships are available to new, continuing or transferring Cañada students. All applicants who submit a completed application packet and meet the minimum criteria will be considered for the general scholarship program. Awards are based on stated criteria of the donor(s), which usually include demonstrated academic achievement and promise, involvement in extra-curricular activities, and financial need. Cañada’s Scholarship Committee meets each spring to review applications and select recipients for the following academic year. Information and applications are available each November for the general scholarship program. The application deadline is March 2 each year.

Additionally, Cañada College receives application materials for a number of privately awarded scholarships. Deadlines vary throughout the year with many occurring in the fall. Requests for applications and information should be directed to the Financial Aid Office, Building 9, Room 109.

Major State and Federal Programs Administered by Cañada College Financial Aid
Program Who Can Apply Awards Up To Filing Deadline Forms Required
Cal Grant A Entitlement Award Undergraduate California residents including AB540 attending California colleges and universities. Apply high school senior year or within 18 months of graduating or receiving GED; low to moderate income; 3.0 GPA. System-wide fees at UC/CSU, reduced tuition amount for private and proprietary; cannot be used at community college; reserved for transfer March 2 FAFSA or Dream Application and GPA Verification
Cal Grant A Competitive Award Undergraduate California residents attending California Community Colleges; low to moderate income; 3.0 GPA. AB540 students ineligible. System-wide fees at UC/CSU, reduced tuition amount for private and proprietary; cannot be used at community college; reserved for transfer March 2 and Sept. 2 FAFSA and GPA Verification
Cal Grant B Entitlement Award Undergraduate California residents including AB540 attending California colleges and universities. Apply high school senior year or within 18 months of graduating or receiving GED; very low income; 2.0 GPA. $1,672 access award at CCC plus system-wide fees upon transfer at UC/CSU, reduced amount for private and proprietary institutions (subject to annual increase) March 2 FAFSA or Dream Application and High School GPA Verification
Community College Student
Success
Completion Grant
Undergraduate California residents including AB540 attending a California Community College and receiving Cal Grant B or C, attending full-time. $1,298/$649 per
semester (for students enrolled in 12.0 - 14.99 units
$4,000/$2,000 per
semester (for students enrolled in 15.0 units or more
March 2 and Sept 2 FAFSA or Dream Application and GPA Verification
Cal Grant B Competitive Award Undergraduate California residents attending California colleges and universities; very low income; 2.0 GPA. AB540 students ineligible. $1,672 access award at CCC plus system-wide fees upon transfer at UC/CSU, reduced amount for private and proprietary institutions (subject to annual increase) March 2 and Sept. 2 FAFSA and GPA Verification
Community College Cal Grant Transfer Entitlement Undergraduate California residents including AB540 students transferring from California Community Colleges; very low to moderate income; 2.4 GPA; are not 28 by December 31 of transfer year. System-wide fees at UC/CSU, reduced amount for private and proprietary institutions March 2 FAFSA or Dream Application and College GPA Verification
Cal Grant C Undergraduate California residents including AB540 students in Career and Technical education (CTE) programs. $1,094 March 2 and Sept. 2 FAFSA or Dream Application and GPA Verification
California College Promise Grant (CCPG) California residents including AB540 students attending California Community Colleges. Waives ‘per unit’ enrollment fees and provides reduced parking as eligible Year round FAFSA, Dream Application or CCPG Application
Chafee Grant Current and Former Foster Youth who have not yet reached their 23rd birthday. $5,000 Year round subject to available funds FAFSA or Dream Application and Chafee App.
California Nat’l Guard Education Assistance Award Active members of California National Guard, State Military Reserve or Naval Militia attending qualified Up to $1,672 at California Community Colleges – amounts based on Cal Grant A and B max (subject to annual increase) April 30th
Priority
FAFSA, CNG EAAP App. & Statement of Understanding
Federal Pell Grant Undergraduate students with EFC at or below 5,486; must meet federal eligibility. $6,095 October 1 prior to through June 30 of aid year (21 month filing window) FAFSA
Federal SEOG (Grant) Undergraduate students with Federal Pell Grant; students with highest need. $400-$800 March 2nd Priority FAFSA
Federal Work-Study All eligible students; must meet federal eligibility. Up to $4,000 March 2nd Priority FAFSA
Federal Direct Loans: Subsidized and Unsubsidized All eligible students; must meet federal eligibility. Annual maximum:
$6,500 dependent
$10,500 independent
Contact Financial Aid Office FAFSA, College DL Request Form, MPN, Entrance Counseling