financial aid: State Aid

Effective January 1, 2013, Golden Gate University is no longer participating in the Cal Grant Program with the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC). Eligible students who received a Cal Grant award between August 26, 2012 and December 31, 2012 will receive a replacement grant from GGU in the same amount as the Cal Grant award during the spring 2013 and summer 2013 semesters. New students enrolling with the spring 2013 period or after will not receive a Cal Grant award nor a GGU replacement grant award.

However, Golden Gate University is eligible to participate in the Chafee Grant for foster youth program and the California National Guard Education Assistance Award Program.

California state grants (Cal Grants) are awarded to undergraduate students by the California Student Aid Commission. Visit their website at http://www.csac.ca.gov for complete information.

FINANCIAL AID OFFICE

Cal Grants

The California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) administers grant programs for California residents. Awards are made annually for an academic year (fall, spring and summer terms). The annual application deadline is March 2 prior to the start of an academic year (e.g., the deadline for the 2013-2014 academic year is March 2, 2013). Awards are made based upon both financial need and academic merit. If you wish to be considered for a Cal Grant, you must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov by the deadline for the academic year. Be sure to include GGU's Title IV school code, 001205, in step six of the FAFSA.


Competitive Awards

If you have completed at least 24 undergraduate units at Golden Gate University at the conclusion of the fall semester, we will automatically send your GPA to CSAC.If you haven't completed at least 24 undergraduate units at Golden Gate University, you may request a manual GPA calculation if you transferred 24 or more units into Golden Gate. Contact the Financial Aid Office at finaid@ggu.edu or 415-442-7270 to initiate your request.


Cal Grant A

Cal Grant A assists with tuition and fee charges only. The maximum award available at GGU is $9,223. Awards are reduced proportionally for part-time and three-quarter time enrollment.


Cal Grant B

Cal Grant B provides tuition and fee assistance and a stipend (for books and living expenses) to low-income students. The maximum award available for tuition and fees is $9,223 and the maximum stipend is $1,473. Awards are reduced proportionally for part-time and three-quarter time enrollment. The tuition and fee component is available after the student's freshman year.