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Grants

Grants are financial aid that do not need to be paid back.

Federal Pell Grant is a federal grant for undergraduate and credential students with financial need. Awards can range up to $5,645 per academic year depending on a student's Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The maximum lifetime Pell Grant Award a student can receive is 600%, which equates to six years as a full-time student. It is against Federal Regulations for a student to receive Pell Grant awards at two different schools during an academic year, even if only one day of enrollment overlaps. Students who transfer to Cal Poly Pomona will be reviewed to determine their remaining Pell Grant eligibility for the academic year.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) is a federal grant for undergraduate students. This award ranges from $180 to $540 per academic year. You must be enrolled at least half-time and be eligible for a Pell Grant to qualify for an SEOG award.

Cal Grants are grants provided by the State of California for undergraduate students. The California Student Aid Commission determines awards. You must be enrolled at least half-time and be a California resident to qualify. Non-resident students are encouraged to inquire with their state of residence as to the availability of state programs. For students who are awarded a State University Grant for fees and subsequently receive a Cal Grant or other fee-paying source including any type of tuition waiver, the Cal Grant will be canceled.

Two programs are available to Cal Poly Pomona students:

  • Cal Grant A - Eligibility is based on grade point average and financial need. The award is for fees.

  • Cal Grant B - Eligibility is based on substantial financial need. The award is for fees and a living allowance (subsistence). Freshman recipients receive a subsistence and beginning with their sophomore year, awards are for both fees and subsistence.

For additional information, please go to the California Student Aid Commission's website.

Educational Opportunity Grant (EOP) is a state grant for undergraduate students admitted to the University through the Student Services and Equity Program and who meet certain need criteria. Funds are limited and may not be sufficient to award all eligible students. You must be enrolled full time to qualify. The award ranges from $400 to $1200 per year.

State University Grant (SUG) is a grant provided by the State of California for undergraduate and graduate students. Recipients must be California residents and enrolled in at least 7 units to receive the offered amount for this grant. If an undergraduate student has 6 units or a graduate student has 4 to 6 units, the State University Grant will be reduced. If an undergraduate student has fewer than 5 units or a graduate student has fewer than 4 units, the State University Grant will be cancelled. 

For students who are initially awarded a State University Grant for fees and subsequently receive a Cal Grant or other fee-paying source including any type of tuition waiver, the State University Grant will be canceled. 

Beginning with the 2013-2014 academic year, State University Grant funds will be awarded until a student earns 125% of the units required for the enrolled program. Once a student exceeds this maximum, State University Grant funds will not be awarded. If the funds are awarded for the entire year and a student then exceeds the maximum allowed units after one or two quarters, the award will be canceled for the remaining quarters. Transfer students are eligible for a SUG unless they have completed more than 113 units while enrolled at a CSU campus. Students also need to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress in order to be eligible for State University Grant funds. 


MBA Grant is a grant awarded to graduate students who have paid the Graduate Business Fee. Funds are awarded on a quarterly basis.

CPPG is a grant awarded to undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need.