Pell Grant, FSEOG Grant, Cal Grant, FTSSG Grant and Chafee Grant
Pell Grants are awarded based upon demonstrated financial need, as determined by the Department
of Education, to eligible undergraduate student who have not already earned a bachelor's
degree. Pell Grants do not need to be repaid. Students are automatically considered
for a Pell Grant when they submit their FAFSA application online. For the 2015-2016
school year, Pell Grants for full-time students will range from $588 to $5,775. The
amount of each student's Pell Grant will depend upon financial need, college costs
and enrollment status. Students can receive only one Pell Grant per year, and Pell
Grant funds may not be received from more than one college at a time. It is a students
responsibility to come into the Financial Aid Office and deny their Federal Pell Grant
at SBVC if they have already received or plan on receiving the Federal Pell Grant
at another institution during the 2015-2016 award year.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) - San Bernardino Valley College participates in the FSEOG program. The maximum grant
at SBVC is $750 per year. Students must have exceptional financial need to qualify,
with priority given to Pell Grant recipients. Unlike Pell Grants, there is no guarantee
that every eligible student will receive a FSEOG award since funds are limited. These
grants do not need to be paid back and recipients are determined by the criteria set
by the Financial Aid Office.
Cal Grants – The Cal Grants are offered by the state of California, for California resident
students, and determined by the California Student Aid Commission (www.csac.ca.gov). There are two types of Cal Grants available at SBVC:
Cal Grant B -- This grant provides a living allowance for very low-income students. Cal Grant
B awards at SBVC are currently $1,648 per school year for full-time students. The
Cal Grant B is renewable for up to four years of full-time enrollment. Selection for
the Cal Grant B is based upon having a minimum 2.00 grade point average and a composite
score that takes into consideration family income, parents' educational level, single-parent
household status and time out of high school. In order to apply for the Cal Grant,
both a FAFSA and a GPA Verification form are required. SBVC automatically reports
grade point average information for students who have completed at least 16.0 degree
applicable units with a 2.00 or greater. The Cal Grant deadline for community college
students is March 2 or September 2 of each academic year.
Cal Grant C -- Cal Grant C awards assist students in occupational or vocational programs with
school expenses related to the program of study. The full-time, full-year Cal Grant
C award is $547. Funding is available for up to two years of full-time study in a
vocational program. Verification of enrollment in a vocational program will be required
to receive funds. To apply, file a FAFSA indicating the intent to pursue a vocational
program of study and complete the Cal Grant C Supplement application that will be
sent directly from the California Student Aid Commission. The Cal Grant deadline for
community college students is March 2 or September 2 of each academic year.
Chafee Grant - If you were in Foster Care until your 18th birthday you may be able to apply for
the California Chafee Grant and receive up to $5000 per academic year. Go to the California
Chafee Web page and apply - www.chafee.csac.ca.gov. Recipients are determined by the California Student Aid Commission.
Full Time Student Success Grant - Is awarded to students who have been determined eligible for a Cal Grant B award
and who are enrolled in 12 or more units. No additional application needs to be submitted,
eligibility will automatically be determined by the college.