News: Government Grants For Middle Class Students (California)

A while ago, I highlighted home-buying programs that are open to middle-class households. Another little-known secret is that the state of California also offers grants to middle-class households making up to $150,000 a year.   This is conveniently known as the California Middle Class scholarship.

According to a 2014 Los Angeles Times article:

“University of California and California State University students from families with annual incomes of $80,000 to $150,000 are eligible, and they initially were required to file federal financial aid application forms by early March. Students could receive as much as $1,710 this school year at UC and $768 at Cal State.”

It may be too late to meet the current deadline, but I would check out their website or call them at 1-888-224-7268 for information. At the very least, bookmark this for the next round!


This is one in a sporadic series of tips/ideas to help you stay middle-class (HTSMC).  Whether you consider yourself on the lower- or higher-end of the spectrum, you can probably find some useful tips to help you stay there and find save more for retirement even as wages stay stagnant.

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