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San Diego State University

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Chafee Grant

The California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) administers this grant program for eligible students who are current or former foster youth.  The California Department of Social Services will verify your foster youth eligibility status.

In general, you must:

  • Be eligible, or have been eligible, for foster care between ages 16 and 18
  • Not have reached age 22 as of July 1 of the award year

How to apply

To apply, complete the:

For more information, the Chafee Grant application and the Foster Care Eligibility form, visit the CSAC website.

California Student Aid Commission - California Chafee Grant for Foster Youth - Free money for foster youth for college or career training

WebGrants for students

WebGrants for Students is CSAC’s secure website where you can monitor the processing of your Chafee Grant application and award information.

Through WebGrants you can:

  • Confirm that CSAC received your application
  • Check your award status and award history
  • Change your address and other demographic information with CSAC

CSAC WebGrants for Students