In order to access this award, eligible students must self-certify their eligibility. T he California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) sent an email directly to all Single With Dependent (SWD) students explaining this process. Once the student has completed this self-certification, CSAC will notify SBCC and we will adjust the student’s award letter.
The amount of the award is based enrollment on status (full-time, 3/4 time or half time). As with all Cal Grant programs, students can receive this award for a maximum of four years of full-time study (Foster Youth in the Cal Grant B program may receive up to 8 years of full-time study).
If you didn’t receive a Cal Grant for study at a community college, you may qualify for a Cal Grant Transfer Entitlement award to attend a four-year college.
???In addition to submitting the FAFSA or Dream Act Application before March 2nd, a school certified Grade Point Average (GPA) must be submitted to the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) by the filing deadlines, in order to be considered for a Cal Grant award:
Please note: Students who have less than 16 completed college units are required to have their High School submit their GPA. An applicant who does not have a High School GPA or whose GPA is more than 5 years old may submit a test score from the General Educational Development Test (GED), the American College Test (ACT) or the SAT Reasoning Test (SATI), in order to be considered for a Cal grant Award.
Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) Policy for submitting GPA Records: SBCC automatically submits GPAs to the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) for California Resident/AB540 Students who meet the following criteria.
Students identified as AB 540 Dreamer & Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA) who meet the AB 540 requirements, will have other data matches submitted to CSAC such as address, date of birth, e-mail address, etc. in lieu of a social security number, along with their GPA by the March 2nd Deadline.
The SSCG is a financial aid program that helps you afford full-time enrollment so you can graduate, begin your career and start earning money sooner. AB540 students are eligible for SSCG.
You are eligible for the SSCG if you are a full time student and a recipient of a Cal Grant B or C award.