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CalGrant GPA Submissions

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Submission requirements

  • Attended SMC in the last 10 years
  • Completed 16 or more degree applicable units
  • SMC submits these GPA files to the Cal Grant Program two times each year: 
    - on or before March 2
    -
    on or before September 2
1. Students who have not earned 16 units of degree applicable coursework at the college level, need to
    have their GPA verified by their high school.

2. For SMC students that have earned less than 16 degree applicable units at SMC, but (when  factoring
    intransfer coursework) do have at least 16 units. SMC Financial Aid will do a manual GPA assessment.
    However, SMC must receive official transcripts at least one week befire the Cal Grant dealine in either
    March or September. Please see the following steps for requesting a Cal Grant Manual GPA calculation.

Manual GPA Calculation Steps for Academic Year 2015-2016

1. Submit official transcripts

  • by February 14 (for March 2, 2014 GPA submission)
  • by August 14 (for the September 2, 2014 GPA submission)

2. Complete/sign a 2015-16 Cal Grant GPA Form and deliver form in person to the
    SMC Financial Aid Office

  • by February 14 (for March 2, 2014 GPA submission)
  • by August 14 (for the September 2, 2014 GPA submission)

3. Note: Make sure to complete a FAFSA Application by either the Cal Grant Deadlines
    (either March 2 for early
consideration) or by September 3.