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Middle Class Scholarship


The Middle Class Scholarship program provides a scholarship to undergraduate students with family incomes between $80,000 to $191,000 with assets of $191,000 or less who attend a University of California or California State University campus.

Middle Class Scholarships will be based on a sliding scale according to family income. Scholarship amounts may vary by student and institution. The scholarship amount is limited to no more than 40% of the amount of University of California’s system-wide tuition. See frequently asked questions about the Middle Class Scholarship.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or, if you are unable to submit a FAFSA and are AB540 eligible, complete a California Dream Act application by March 2 to be considered.

  • Submit a GPA verification to the California Student Aid Commission

  • You must:

    • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or have AB 540 status
    • Be a California resident
    • Not be in default on a student loan
    • Maintain a 2.0 GPA
    • Meet income and other financial aid standards