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Student Success Completion Grant

More classes. More moneyThe Student Success Completion Grant is a new financial aid program that helps you afford full-time enrollment so you can graduate, begin your career and start earning money sooner. If you’re a current California community college student or are planning to enroll, you now have the opportunity to receive more financial aid as a full-time student.

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AM I ELIGIBLE?

HOW DO I APPLY?

To apply for Cal Grant and Student Success Completion Grant you must submit both applications by the MARCH 2nd DEADLINE.

  1. FAFSA or California Dream Act Application
  2. Grade Point Average (GPA)Verification

Note: The Cal Grant competitive deadline is SEPTEMBER 2nd.

AWARD AMOUNTS

Up to 4,000/year in financial aid, dollar bills, dollar sign

With the Student Success Completion Grant, the more classes you take, the more money you’re eligible to receive. You can get up to $4,000 a year to help cover education and living expenses. That means you can work less, take more classes and stay on track to get your degree faster. Dream future, here you come!

Units Enrolled Per Semester Award Amount Per Semester
12 - 14.5 Units $649
15 or more units $2,000

Note: If your number of units enrolled for the academic year (Fall, Spring, Summer) exceed 24 units. You will be eligible for the following amounts.

Total Units Enrolled for the Academic Year
Fall, Spring, Summer
Annual Award Amount
24 - 29.5 units $1,298
30 or more units $4,000

PLAN FOR SUCCESS

Schedule an appointment with our Counseling Department to set up an education plan that fits your goals. An education plan will help you choose classes carefully and avoid taking unnecessary courses. It is important to remember, to earn an associate degree in two years, students must take at least 15 units each semester. 

To schedule an appointment call (562) 467-5231 or come to the Counseling Front Desk located in the Administration Building.

Important Information - By 2020, it is estimated that 60 percent of all jobs will require a college degree. Students who earn a degree from a California community college will nearly double their earnings within three years. And, graduating from a community college will double an individual’s chance of finding a job. 

CHECK THE STATUS OF YOUR APPLICATION

It is important to create a webgrants account to follow up and check the status of your application.   

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For further information please contact the Financial Aid office at (562) 860-2451 Ext. 2397 or e-mail us at finaid@cerritos.edu.

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