The State of California is currently evaluating MCS for changes to the program.
Middle Class Scholarship (MCS) provides a scholarship to undergraduate students with a maximum annual family income and
household asset ceiling of $191,000 for 2021-2022 academic year.
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.
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.