11 Things to Know About Cal Grants

10. What If I’m Not Approved for the Grant?

If you’re not approved for the CAL or don’t submit your paperwork in time, you can still apply for other types of aid. If circumstances change and you become eligible for the grant, file your GPA verification and other forms in time for the next upcoming semester. Just remember, the grants are made available based on the state budget. Towards the end of the fiscal year there may be less money available. The best way to ensure you get the grant money you need is to keep your GPA high and file all your forms as early in the year as possible.