- Federal Pell Grant
- The Federal Pell Grant is money that a student does not need to repay. The student must meet the minimum eligibility requirements. Grants range from $400 to $5550.
The enrollment status of the student, i.e. full time, three-quarter time, half time or less than half time and the student's EFC will have a proportional effect on the amount of money a student will receive.
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
- The Federal SEOG is also a program that does not need to be repaid. The student must meet the minimum eligibility requirements, be enrolled in at least 6 units, and funds are awarded on a funds available basis. This program is designed for students showing exceptional need and Pell Grant eligibility.
- Cal Grants
- The State of California sponsors several grant programs for undergraduate students. These include the Cal Grants. To qualify for any of the state funded grants, a student must be a California resident, enrolled at least half-time (6 units or more) be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, obtain a social security number and be attending (or plan to attend) an eligible institution in California.
A student may receive only one Cal Grant, either Cal Grant A, B or C. Once you are awarded a grant, you may check your status on-line. The three grants are targeted to assist three distinct groups of applicants and are mutually exclusive. Cal Grant A provides tuition assistance for a student attending a four-year institution, Cal Grant B is subsistence assistance for entering community college students and Cal Grant C is awarded to community college students majoring in certificate programs.
- The enrollment status of the student i.e . full time, three-quarter time or half-time will proportionately affect the amount of money received by eligible students.
- Extended Opportunity Program Grant
- The Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) is a program funded by the State of California. The program is designed to encourage students who are academically and economically disadvantaged to enroll and succeed in college. The EOPS program is a combination of registration, counseling and peer advisement services.
The program is able to offer a grant to a limited number of students. Eligibility for the grant is determined by the Financial Aid Office. The maximum grant in a year is $600. All students wishing to apply for the EOPS grant must first complete the federal financial aid application.
- Students interested in the EOPS program should call (408) 864-8950. Students receiving Temporary Aid for Needy Families (TANF) should also inquire about the CARE program by calling (408) 864-8219.