Pell Grant, FSEOG Grant, Cal Grant, FTSSG Grant, CCCG 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 2017-2018 school year, Pell Grants for full-time students will range from $589 to $5,920. 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 2017-2018 award year.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) - San Bernardino Valley College participates in the FSEOG program. The maximum grant at SBVC is $1000 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 ( 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 $1,672 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 or California Dream Act application 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 $1094. 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 or California Dream Act application 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 - 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 or C 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. 

Community College Completion Grant - is a new financial aid program for Full Time Student Success Grant (FTSSG) recipients.  The intent of the program is to support student persistence, retention and success by providing students enrolled in a minimum of 15 units per term additional assistance in order to complete their programs in "scheduled timeframes". The maximum annual award for the Community College Completion Grant (CCCG) is $1500.  Due to limited funding, the Community College Completion Grants (CCCG) are awarded on a first, come first serve basis. To be eligible for the Community College Completion Grant (CCCG), a student must be a Cal Grant recipient receiving a Full Time Student Success Grant (FTSSG) in the fall and/or spring semester, be enrolled in at least 15 units per term, maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least a 2.0 and maintain pace and adhere to his or her qualifying comprehensive Student Education Plan, and have financial need. You must get a comprehensive student educational plan from the Counseling Department and submit it to the Financial Aid Office for review. Disqualification from participating in the Community College Completion Grant occurs when a student fails to adhere to his/her comprehensive Student Education Plan or when the student no longer meets the above eligibility requirements.  There are no appeals if you lose eligibility.