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CalGrant GPA Submissions

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 SMC electronically submits to the Cal 
 Grant program the GPA for all students 
 who have:

     * 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

 Note #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.

 Note #2: For SMC students that have earned less 
 than 16 degree applicable units at SMC, but (when
 factoring in transfer coursework) do have at least
 16 units-SMC Financial Aid can do a manual GPA
 assessment. However, SMC must receive official
 transcripts at least one week before the Cal Grant
 deadline in either March or September. Please see
 the following steps for requesting a Cal Grant 
 Manual GPA Calculation. 


Manual GPA Calculation Steps

For school year 2014-15:

1. Submit official transcripts

  • by February 14 (for March 2, 2013 GPA submission)
  • by August 14 (for the September 2, 2013 GPA submission)

2. Complete/sign a 2014-15 Cal Grant GPA Form and deliver form in person to the SMC Financial Aid Office

  • by February 14 (for March 2, 2013 GPA submission)
  • by August 14 (for the September 2, 2013 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.