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Our vision is that every student will leave Inspire School of Arts & Sciences, college and career ready with the knowledge, skills and confidence to effectively identify, select, plan, and prepare for college or post-secondary training, leading to a career of their choice.
CAL GRANT OPT-OUT FORM
Assembly Bill 2160 was signed into law in September 2014 mandating that all public schools electronically submit grade point averages (GPAs) for all graduating seniors to the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) by October 1 for Cal Grant consideration, unless the student or parent has opted out.
Cal Grant awards range from $5,000 to $12,000 and are for students who are pursuing an undergraduate degree or vocational or career training. Cal Grants do not have to be repaid. California Education Code section 69432.9 requires the school district to notify all grade 11 students and their parent/guardian (if under the age of 18), in writing and no later than January 1 of a student’s grade 11 academic year, that the student will be deemed a Cal Grant applicant unless the student has opted out prior to March 1 of their 11th grade year. Students who do not opt out will have their GPA submitted to the Commission to be considered for a Cal Grant award.
If you choose not to have your student’s GPA sent to the California Student Aid Commission, your student will not be considered for a Cal grant. Please return your opt-out form to the counseling office no later than Friday, February 26, 2021. Please email or call your school counselor if you have any questions.