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CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

Statewide agency dedicated to improving the lives of veterans and their families through educational and financial opportunities.
Phone: (800) 952-5626 / (800) 221-8998
Address: PO 1227 O Street – Sacramento, CA 95814
Email: [email protected]

NOTE: Program availability and details change from time to time.
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Non-Resident College Fee Waiver

Amount: Varies
Awards per Year: Varies
Award Is: Non-Renewable
Award Is Open To: Discharged military persons or the natural or adopted children of those stationed in California one year prior to seeking entrance to any post-secondary institution in the state
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: Out-of-state
Student Attends School In: California
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CALIFORNIA STUDENT AID COMMISSION

State-wide agency dedicated to providing information for California citizens to attend post-secondary institutions with as much financial opportunities as possible.
Contact: Student Support Services Branch – P.O. Box 419027 – Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-9027
Phone: 888-CA-GRANT / 888-224-7268
NOTE: Program availability and details change from time to time.
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Assumption Program of Loans for Education (APLE) for District Interns (K-12)

Amount: Up to $11,000
Awards per Year: Varies
The Award Is: Renewable
Award Is Open To: District interns who become fully credentialed teachers and agree to serve in a designated California school are eligible for loan forgiveness for each year they serve.
Majors/Fields of Study: Education
Residency: California
Student Attends School In: California
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Assumption Program of Loans for Education (APLE) for Credentialed Teachers (K-12)

Amount: Up to $19,000
Awards per Year: Varies
The Award Is: Renewable
Award Is Open To: Teachers who agree to serve up to 4 years in a California K-12 public school ranked in the lowest 20 percent are eligible for loan forgiveness.
Majors/Fields of Study: Education
Residency: California
Student Attends School In: California
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Cal Grant A

Amount: Varies – Up to full tuition
Awards per Year: Varies
The Award Is: Renewable
Award Is Open To: Undergraduate students working toward a 2-year or 4-year degree
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: California
Student Attends School In: California
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Cal Grant B

Amount: Varies – living allowance up to $1,473
Awards per Year: Varies
The Award Is: Renewable
Award Is Open To: Undergraduate students working toward a 2-year or 4-year degree
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: California
Student Attends School In: California
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Cal Grant C

Amount: Varies – Tuition and book fees
Awards per Year: Varies
The Award Is: Renewable
Award Is Open To: Students attending or accepted at a vocational school
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: California
Student Attends School In: California
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Cal Grant A Competitive Awards

Amount: Varies
Awards per Year: Varies
The Award Is: Renewable
Award Is Open To: Students from low- or middle-income households attending 2-year or 4-year degree programs, who have a 3.0 GPA or higher
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: California
Student Attends School In: California
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Cal Grant B Competitive Awards

Amount: Varies
Awards per Year: Varies
The Award Is: Renewable
Award Is Open To: Students from low-income households attending 2-year or 4-year degree programs, who have a 2.0 GPA or higher
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: California
Student Attends School In: California
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California National Guard Education Assistance Award Program (CNGEAAP)

Amount: Full Tuition
Awards per Year: Varies
Award Is: Renewable
Award Is Open To: Active members of California National Guard, the State Military Reserve, or the Naval Militia and have served two years; Must remain active during school and maintain 2.0 GPA
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: California
Student Attends School In: California
Contact: Katrina Beck, [email protected] or 916-854-4255
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Chafee Grant for Foster Youth

Amount: Up to $5,000
Awards per Year: Varies
The Award Is: Renewable
Award Is Open To: Students attending or accepted at 4-year or 2-year post-secondary institutions who are current or former foster youth that have not reached their 22nd year as of July 1st of award year and who can demonstrate financial need.
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: California
Student Attends School In: California
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Child Development Grant Program

Amount: Varies
Awards per Year: Varies
The Award Is: Renewable
Award Is Open To: Students interested in area of study are eligible for grant provided they also agree to match each year of grant with a year of service at licensed childcare center.
Majors/Fields of Study: Childcare, Child Development
Residency: California
Student Attends School In: California
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John R. Justice (JRJ) Program

Amount: Varies
Awards per Year: Varies
The Award Is: Renewable
Award Is Open To: Graduate students or recent graduates willing to serve at least 3 years as public prosecutors and/or defenders in order to receive loan repayment.
Majors/Fields of Study: Law
Residency: California
Student Attends School In: California
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Law Enforcement Personnel Dependents Grant Program (LEPD)

Amount: Up to $12,192
Awards per Year: Varies
The Award Is: Renewable
Award Is Open To: Students with demonstrated financial need that are the children or spouses of California law enforcement killed or suffered total disability in the line of duty (Highway Patrol, marshals, sheriffs, police officers, California Youth Authority employees, and permanent/full-time firefighters)
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: California
Student Attends School In: California
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State Nursing Assumption Program of Loans for Education for Nursing Faculty (SNAPLE NF)

Amount: Up to $25,000
Awards per Year: Varies
The Award Is: Renewable
Award Is Open To: Graduate students completing their nursing degree and will teach nursing full-time or part-time up to 3 academic years in order to receive grant.
Majors/Fields of Study: Nursing
Residency: California
Student Attends School In: California
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