Grants at Ventura College


The Financial Aid Office administers a variety of federal and state grant programs to assist students with their education costs at Ventura College. To be considered for these grant programs, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Ventura College must receive a valid FAFSA and any requested documentation by your last day of enrollment for the academic year to be considered for aid.
Federal Pell Grant Program
The Federal Pell Grant program provides need-based grants to qualified undergraduate students.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program
The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is a need-based federal Grant available to undergraduate students with the most exceptional need.
Cal Grants

Cal Grant Recipients are selected by the California Student Aid Commission.  To apply for the Cal Grant Program, you must submit the FAFSA and a Cal Grant GPA Verification form by March 2nd. If you do not meet the March 2nd priority filing deadline, you may have a second chance to compete for a Cal Grant by filing the FAFSA and GPA Verification form by September 2nd.

There are two types of Cal Grant B awards: Entitlement and Competitive

* Cal Grant B Entitlement Award

Every graduating high school senior who has at least a 2.0 GPA, meets the financial and academic requirements, and files the FAFSA and GPA Verification form by the March 2nd deadline will receive a Cal Grant B Entitlement award.

* Cal Grant B Competitive Award

Other eligible students who have at least a 2.0 GPA may apply for a Cal Grant B Competitive award. Selection is based on a composite score that takes into consideration your family’s income, assets,  parents’ educational level, GPA, and other factors.

Cal Grant C

Cal Grant C is is a competitive grant award available to eligible students who are pursuing a vocational degree program.  Cal Grant C recipients are selected by the California Student Aid Commission.

Login to the WebGrants for Students portal for more information regarding your Cal Grant eligibility status from the CA Student Aid Commission. 
Chafee Grant Program
The California CHAFEE Grant Program awards up to $5,000 annually to eligible foster youth and former foster youth to use for college courses or vocational school training. The Financial Aid Office certifies the student’s need and enrollment status on the CHAFEE website and disburses CHAFEE grants in accordance with the regulatory statutes of this program.