Types of Financial Aid

Type of aid Annual Awards Eligibility Application Priority Deadline
Federal Pell Grant Program $596 to $5,920 Need based – U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) supplemental documents 60 days before end of academic term
Board of Governors Waiver (BOGW) (State Grant to cover enrollment fee) Covers enrollment fees. California resident - medium income or recipient of CalWORKS, SSI, GA. New eligibility regulations effective Fall 2016. Visit smccd. edu/faprobation. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or BOGG Application CalWORKS/SSI/GA None
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) $100 to $800 Need Based – U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and supplemental documents March 2
Extended Opportunity Program Services Grant (EOPS) (State Grant) Up to $175 Need based – Meet EOPS eligibility criteria Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and supplemental document Priority date for Fall/ Spring
Cal Grant B (State Grant) Up to $1,670 California resident – financial need, low income, less than 16 units college work Attending California School Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) March 2
Cal Grant C (State Grant Up to $547 California resident – need based – subjective criteria and GPA considered Attending California School Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) March 2
California Chafee Grant (CHAFEE) Up to $5,000 Applicants are required to be, or to have been, in foster care between their 16th and 18th birthdays, and to not have reached the age of 22 by July 1 of the award year. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and supplemental documents March 2
Federal College Work-Study Program Varies Maximum: Up to $10,000 Need based – U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and supplemental documents March 2
Federal Stafford Loan (Government subsidized and unsubsidized loans made by commercial lenders.) Undergraduates up to $3500 per year. Maximum: $4500 total U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Stafford Application, and supplemental documents 60 days before end of academic term to receive aid for the current term
Federal Plus Loans to undergraduate students, plus loans for parents of dependent undergraduate students. Parents: up to $10,000 per academic year on behalf of the student Parents must meet credit check. Loan amount may not exceed student’s cost of attendance less financial aid award for loan period– U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) plus application and supplemental documents 60 days before end of academic term to receive aid for the current term
Scholarships Varies Scholarships for continuing and transferring students who have completed 12 graded units with a cumulative GPA of 2.75. Specific scholarships may require additional criteria to be met Scholarship Application February 1
Small Emergency Loans $200 Student must be enrolled in at least 6 units. Available only to students eligible for financial aid and have been approved for an award  for the current term. CSM Emergency  Loan application  None