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Golden State Education and Training Grant Program - New program

This Special Alert from the California Student Aid Commission (Commission) provides an update on the new Golden State Education and Training Grant Program (GSETGP) that was established in the 2021-22 state budget. This new program offers one-time grants to eligible California resident workers who lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic and are enrolling in public education or training programs to learn new skills and get back into the workforce.

Student Eligibility To be eligible for a GSETGP grant, the applicant must meet the income and asset criteria of the Cal Grant A award (pursuant to subdivision (k) of Section 69432.7) and must have been:

  • Displaced from employment due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Unable to obtain employment that provides an average monthly wage that is equal to or greater than the average monthly wage received from their employment prior to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Not enrolled in a training program, college, or university at the time they were displaced from employment

Applicants will complete an application on the CSAC website and be asked to self-certify their job loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic and their inability to find work. Individuals must be first-time enrollees after the time they were displaced from employment. Individuals may be enrolled in either credit-bearing or non-credit instruction. There is no minimum unit or satisfactory academic progress requirements. Undocumented students are eligible and encouraged to apply.

Click here to apply:  Golden State Education and Training Grant

Oct 1st is here!  You can now file the financial aid application (FAFSA) for the 2022-23 school year.   Go to www.fafsa.gov to complete the 2022-23 FAFSA.

If your financial aid refund(s) is defaulted to paper check, please double check your address on file for accuracy.  Incorrect address will delay the delivery of your financial aid refund(s).   Login to your student portal to confirm your address at San Diego Community College District (sdccd.edu)It is recommended that you change your refund method to direct deposit.

  • Financial Aid Electronic Consent is required for the 2021-22 academic year.   Click on the link for more information on how to complete the FA Electronic Consent.  FA Electronic Consent Activity Guide 2021-22.   This requirement is part of 34 CFR 668.165. (The Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act or E-Sign Act)
    • A school must obtain a student’s voluntary consent to participate in electronic transactions.  Voluntary consent to participate in electronic transactions is required for all financial information provided or made available to student loan borrowers and for all notices and authorizations to Federal Student Aid recipients. 
  • If you have required verification documents to submit to the Financial Aid Office.  Please Upload Verification documents online at  http://faupload.mysdccd.infoIt’s Secure and Fast!