Grants are gift aid awarded on the basis of financial need. Sources of grant funds are the Federal Government, the State of California, and the California Student Aid Commission.
Gift aid awarded by the California Student Aid Commission for California residents. You must apply by the deadlines and be enrolled in at least 6 units to receive this award. Awards are prorated if you are enrolled in less than 12 units each semester.
- WebGrants for Students - If you have filed a 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or a California Dream Application you can go online and check the status of your Cal Grant application by logging onto the WebGrants for Students and creating an account. This secure site will let you view the status of your Cal Grant or Chafee application, update your address, view payment history or tell us you're changing your school.
The California Chafee Grant Program gives money to Foster Youth and former Foster Youth to use for vocational training or college courses. The Chafee Grant program, also known as the Educational and Training Voucher (ETV), is a federally and state funded program and is subject to the availability of funds each year. The student must have been a Foster Youth between the ages of 16 to 18. The student must be under the age of 22 and have been eligible to receive services from the Department of Social Services Independent Living Program (ILP). Award amounts are based on need. Applications can be submitted on line at www.chafee.csac.ca.gov.
FEDERAL PELL GRANT
Gift aid for students who demonstrate need. Award amounts are based on your level of need. Awards are prorated if you are enrolled in less than 12 units each semester.
FEDERAL SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY GRANT
Gift aid for students who demonstrate exceptional need. Funds are extremely limited. You must apply early to receive this award before funds are depleted. You must be enrolled in at least 6 units each semester to receive this award.
FEDERAL WORK STUDY PROGRAM (FWS)
Students awarded FWS have the opportunity to earn up to the amount offered on the financial aid award letter. You must be enrolled at least half-time to receive this award. FWS funds are limited. To maximize your chances of receiving a FWS award, you must file your FAFSA early and answer "yes" to interested in work on the FAFSA.
Scholarships are awarded by the MSJC Foundation and off-campus agencies and donors. Scholarships require a separate application from the FAFSA. Eligibility and enrollment requirements will vary by donor.
For more information online, go to the MSJC Scholarship site.
THE BOARD OF GOVERNOR'S FEE WAIVER (BOGW)
Enrollment fee waiver for California residents who meet income criteria. This is not a cash award. See information below for more information on applying for the BOGW.
Please note: If you received a Board of Governors Fee Waiver based on your initial FAFSA submission and later determined ineligible, you
will be rebilled for your registration fees.
Note: Beginning Fall 2016, BOGW eligibility will be tied to student academic standing in the same way as priority registration. Students who are on academic/progress probation/dismissal for two consecutive semesters will no longer qualify for a BOGW waiver the following term. This is based on new State regulations.
Apply for the Board of Governor's Fee Waiver (BOGW) before you register for the Fall or Spring semester. The BOGW application is good for the whole academic year which includes Summer 2015, Fall 2015 and Spring 2016.
- If you are registering before your 2015-2016 FAFSA has been processed, you will need to apply for the BOGW on a separate application. This application is available online or in the Financial Aid Office on the San Jacinto or Menifee campuses. Must show proof of income. If you filed taxes in 2014, or if you are a dependent student and your parents filed taxes in 2014, please submit 2014 tax return transcripts from the IRS.
- If you register for classes after your FAFSA has been processed, you will not need to apply separately for the BOGW. It will be included in your Financial Aid Award Notification Letter.
Exception Note: If you received a BOGW "C" award and you are applying to the EOPS or CALWORKS programs at MSJC, you may still wish to complete the separate BOGW application (in addition to the FAFSA) if you or your parents are receiving cash assistance from TANF/CalWorks, SSI/SSP, or General Assistance.