Grade Point Average (GPA) Verification

In addition to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), to apply for a Cal Grant A and/or B, a school certified Grade Point Average (GPA) must be submitted to the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) by the filing deadline.

Cal Grant GPA's will be accepted only if certified by a school electronically or on the paper GPA Verification form. Transcripts are not accepted or used for GPA processing. The fastest and most secure way for a student to submit his or her GPA is to have their school electronically upload the GPA directly to CSAC's system. If the school cannot submit electronically, then the paper Cal Grant GPA Verification form must be certified by the school and sent to CSAC by the filing deadline.

If the GPA verification information is submitted electronically by the school, it will be displayed on the WGS within 2 business days. Many schools wait until the filing deadline date to submit this information. If the GPA verification information is sent on paper form, it may take up to 6 weeks after the filing deadline date to display the information on WGS. Regardless of the method of GPA delivery, it is the student's responsibility to ensure that the GPA information is provided to CSAC by the filing deadline.

If you are already a Cal Grant recipient, GPA information is not necessary to renew your Cal Grant. If you are found eligible to compete for the Cal Grant C award, GPA information is not required, however, will be accepted if received by the March 2nd deadline and may increase your chances of being awarded.