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Student Success Completion Grant (SSCG)


Federal Work Study (FWS)

Pell Grant


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Student Success Completion Grant

California Chafee Grant for Foster Youth

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Pell Grant

The Pell Grant is a federal grant to use towards educational expenses. There is no minimum number of units required although award is based on the number of units enrolled. For example, if a student is enrolled in 6 units (half-time), the student will only receive half of the Pell Grant they are eligible for. The Pell Grant is awarded based on financial need. A student must complete the FAFSA to be considered.

Amounts can change yearly. The maximum Federal Pell Grant award is $6,195 for the 2019–20 award year (July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020).
The amount you get, though, will depend on:

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