*NEW* Middle Class Scholarship 2.0
The state of California has modified the Middle-Class Scholarship (MCS) effective for the 2022-2023 academic year. While the name stays the same, the program has changed.
California's MCS provides a scholarship to undergraduates and students pursuing a teaching credential with family income and household asset ceiling of $217,000 for 2023-24 academic year. The California Student Aid Commission uses data from our 23 campuses, the FAFSA or CADAA to make awards. Any federal, state, institutional, or private grants and scholarships received will affect the value of your Middle-Class Scholarship.
To be eligible, the student must be enrolled at a California State University or University of California and be a California resident or an eligible AB540 student and must file a
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or
California Dream Act application by the March 2 deadline. Additionally, students must meet the new enrollment and satisfactory academic progress requirements listed below. Students who are eligible will see Middle Class Scholarship included in their awards.
For more information on the program and eligibility requirements visit the
California Student Aid Commission's site about the Middle Class Scholarship. Per California Education Code section 70022, the MCS program income and asset ceilings are to be adjusted annually using the percentage change in California per capita personal income from the preceding year.