Grants

Cal Grant A

A tuition-specific, state entitlement award, funded by California Student Aid Commission. For more information please see the undergraduate handbook Cal Grant A

  • Amount:
    • Up to $9,084 (depending on unmet need)
  • Deadline:
    • March 2nd
  • Eligibility:
    • Undergraduate with eligible GPA
    • Financial need
    • Resident of California
  • Application:
    • FAFSA (with Biola listed)
    • Cal Grant GPA Verification Form
  • Renewal:
    • FAFSA must be filed yearly
    • According to need and satisfactory academic progress
    • A student who is denied a Cal Grant their first year may be eligible for the Cal Grant in subsequent years, but must file a FAFSA and submit a Cal Grant GPA Verification Form by the March 2nd deadline.

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Cal Grant B

A state entitlement award, funded by California Student Aid Commission. Provides low-income students with a living allowance and tuition assistance. 

  • Amount:
    • Freshmen: living allowance only of $1,656
    • All other grade levels: tuition assistance of up to $9,084 and living allowance (Access) funds of $1,656
  • Deadline:
    • March 2nd
  • Eligibility:
    • Undergraduate with eligible GPA
    • Extreme financial need
    • Resident of California
  • Application:
    • FAFSA (with Biola listed)
    • Cal Grant GPA Verification Form
  • Renewal:
    • FAFSA must be filed yearly
    • According to need and satisfactory academic progress
    • A student who is denied a Cal Grant their first year may be eligible for the Cal Grant in subsequent years, but must file a FAFSA and submit a Cal Grant GPA Verification Form by the March 2nd deadline.

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SEOG (Supplementary Educational Opportunity Grant)

A federal need-based grant, awarded by the Financial Aid Office.

  • Amount:
    • Up to $1,500
  • Deadline:
    • Based on availability of funds.
  • Eligibility:
    • Pell Grant recipents with sufficient financial need and minimun half-time enrollment.  Grant is coordinated with all other grants and scholarships received.  Teaching credential students are not eligible.
  • Application:
    • FAFSA (with Biola listed) and completed file with the Financial Aid Office.
  • Renewal:
    • Students must re-apply each year.

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Teaching Credential Grant

  • Biola grant calculated on cost of tuition, room and board against other resources available to student; prorated per enrollment.
  • Amount:
    • Up to $2,500 per year
  • Deadline:
    • Priority given to earliest applicants with completed financial aid requirements
  • Eligibility:
    • Determined by financial need
    • Calculated on
      • cost of tuition
      • room and board against other resources available to student
      • prorated per enrollment
  • Application:
    • FAFSA (with Biola listed)
    • Once students complete FAFSA and submit all other paperwork requested by the Financial Aid Office, the Financial Aid Office will determine Graduate Grant eligibility.
    • If eligible, the Financial Aid Office will contact the student.
  • Renewal:
    • Yes
    • According to need

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Pell Grant

A Federal need-based grant awarded by the Financial Aid Office to undergraduate students.

  • Amount:
    • Up to $5,815
  • Deadline:
    • None
  • Eligibility:
    • Students must have sufficient financial need.
  • Application:
    • FAFSA (with Biola listed) and completed file with the Financial Aid Office
  • Renewal:
    • Students must re-apply each year.

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California Chafee Grant Program

A Federal and state funded need-based state grant for current or former foster youth for college or career training.

  • Amount:
    • Up to $5,000, depending on financial need
  • Deadline:
    • None
  • Eligibility:
    • Must have been determined to be a dependent of the court between the ages of 16 and 19
    • Must be a current or former foster youth, and not have reached your 22nd birthday as of July 1st of the award year
  • Application:
    • Student must complete FAFSA, and Chafee Grant Application
    • School will submit Chafee Need Analysis Report once student’s financial aid file is completed.
  • Renewal:
    • Renewable through student’s 23rd birthday. Student must file FAFSA.

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