Our California Scholarship Programs

Need help paying for college? California College San Diego offers a variety of Fresh Start Scholarships1 for both high school students and adult learners. These do not have to be repaid, so they help you reduce your overall student debt. To find out if you qualify for a scholarship, complete our quick assessment below or call (800) 622-3188 for more information.

We Offer a Broad Range of Scholarships


When it comes to your college degree, one magic word could change everything: scholarship. Here’s what you need to know about California College San Diego’s scholarships:

  • • Designed for adults like you who want to earn a degree
  • • Most scholarship awards are not based on previous exams or grades
  • • Dozens of scholarship awards are available


California College San Diego is a nonprofit university, which means we invest in you. We invite you to apply today! Call us at (800) 622-3188 for priority service.

Available Scholarship Programs

To learn details about each scholarship program at California College San Diego, click on the links below.

2016 Your Future Scholarships

Adult Student Scholarships

High School Student Scholarships

GED® Recipient Scholarships

Student Aid ProgramType of AidProgram DetailsAnnual Max Award Limits
Federal Pell Grant

Grant: does not have to be repaid.Available almost exclusively to undergraduates; all eligible students will receive the Federal Pell Grant amounts they qualify for.$5,815 (2010/2011 school year). Subject to change every July 1st.
Federal Supplemental
Educational Opportunity
Grant (FSEOG)

Grant: does not have to be repaid.For undergraduates with exceptional financial need; priority is given to Federal Pell Grant recipients; funds depend on availability at school.Amounts vary depending on school's allocation.
Federal Work Study

Money is earned while attending school; does not have to be repaid.For undergraduates with exceptional financial need; priority is given to Federal Pell Grant recipients; funds depend on availability at school.No annual maximum.
Federal Perkins Loan

Loan: must be repaid.Five percent loans for both undergraduate and graduate students; payment is owed to the school that made the loan.$5,500 for undergraduate students;
$8,000 for graduate students.
Direct Subsidized Loan

Loan: must be repaid.Direct Subsidized: U.S. Department of Education pays interest while borrower is in school and during grace and deferment periods.$3,500 to $8,500, depending on grade level.
Direct Unsubsidized Loan

Loan: must be repaid. Direct Unsubsidized: Borrower is responsible for interest during life of the loan. $4,000 to $18,500, depending on grade level (If you do not qualify for Direct Subsidized loan).
Federal PLUS Loan

Loan: must be repaid. Available to parents of dependent undergraduate students.Cost of attendance minus any other financial aid the student receives.

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  1. Scholarship awards are available only to those who qualify, and they are limited in number. For details, visit
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