Grants are awards that typically do not need to be repaid and are awarded based on the financial need of the student. The amount of grant aid awarded is determined by a federal formula that is based on calculations made from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). All students wishing to be considered for grants must complete this form.

Menlo Grant *

Menlo Grant is the College’s institutional grant program. Funds are restricted to meet need after certain other resources, such as federal grants, are considered. The amount of aid awarded will vary and is based upon both demonstrated need and merit.

* Menlo merit-based scholarships and Menlo grants pay tuition costs only and may be reduced in accordance with state and federal regulations or institutional policy.  Recruited athletes are not eligible for the Menlo grant program.

Cal Grant

First time college students who are California residents who filed their FAFSA and Cal Grant GPA Verification Form by the March 2, 2015 deadline may be eligible for this need and merit-based state grant.  The California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) will notify students of their eligibility, usually by May. The proposed maximum award in 2014-2015 for first-time Cal Grant A recipients is approximately $9,084 and Cal Grant B is $1,473. 

Federal Pell Grant

Pell Grants are available to low-income undergraduate students. The maximum award in 2015-2016 is $5,775, but individual awards depend on enrollment status and Expected Family Contribution (EFC).

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG)

SEOG is available to very low income students, up to $1,000.