Scholarships and Grants

Most families find it is a combination of resources — scholarships and grants as well as loans and family resources — that make college costs manageable.

Since scholarships and grants are gift aid that does not have to be repaid, they help to directly reduce your out of pocket expenses for higher education. Scholarships are based on merit or academic qualifications. Grants are based on financial need.

Students that are eligible for Pell or Cal Grants will receive their disbursement after the add/drop registration period. All other financial aid will be disbursed during the first week of classes, assuming the student is enrolled in the correct number of units. Summer disbursement typically occurs at the end of June.

Explore the categories on the left for more information on specific Scholarships and Grants you may qualify for.