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Funding CollegeCalifornia has always been a leader in providing eligible students with an affordable college education.

The Cal Grant and the Middle Class Scholarship are two great state programs to help California families afford college:

Cal Grant, a need-based state financial aid program, has been a big part of making college affordable for many California families.

The financial eligibility requirements can be met by many typical California families. Qualified students can receive up to $12,240 in funding to attend almost any college in California – awards vary depending on economic need, grades and the college you attend.

The Middle Class Scholarship Act is a new program for students who do not qualify for Cal Grants but are still priced out of college. It offers sliding-scale discounts of up to 40 percent for families who earn $150,000 or less in income and assets and don't qualify for Cal Grants, which support lower-income students.

Don't delay! The deadline to apply is March 2.

Students apply just as they would for a federal loan or a Cal Grant. They must also have a C average. Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 2nd at the California Student Aid Commission’s website www.csac.ca.gov.