Financial Aid

Eligible CalWORKs students must complete an online FAFSA application each academic year of attendance. Application support is available in the Financial Aid Information Center in Cloud Hall, RM 331.

Types of Aid Available

You may potentially receive a combination of the following awards for their financial aid package per academic year based on eligibility:

  • Federal Pell Grant - Range of $602 - $5730
  • Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grant - Up to $200
  • Federal Work Study - Up to $3000
  • Perkins Loan (Limited Range)
  • Federal Direct Loans (Limited Range)

California Residents Only

  • California College Promise Grant (Formerly Board of Governor’s Fee Waiver BOGW) covers registration only
  • Cal Grant up to $1500

For more information, please refer to the Financial Aid website.

CalWORKs Basic Skills Scholarship

The CalWORKs Basic Skills Scholarship is available to eligible CalWORKs students each semester. The award amount may vary from $1,000-$2,000 and can be used to cover books, supplies, transportation, childcare and other college-related necessities. The award is paid over two or four semesters at $500 each semester.

Eligibility requirements are as follows:

  1. Currently receiving CalWORKs benefits
  2. Maintain a minimum of nine credits
  3. Complete at least one Basic Skills course
  4. Be enrolled in one Basic Skills class each semester the award is given
  5. Maintain a term and cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better
  6. Provide an educational plan

Please note, students may only participate in one of the following scholarship programs: The Mosaic Scholars Program, College Readiness Program, or the CalWORKs Basic Skills Program.

To Apply

To apply, please contact the CalWORKs Office at 415-452-5700 or

For additional scholarship opportunities available at City College of San Francisco, please contact the Scholarship Office.