California's Middle Class Scholarship (MCS) Program

California's Middle Class Scholarship (MCS) is a program that provides undergraduate students with family incomes up to $165,000 and a maximum annual household asset amount of $165,000, a scholarship to attend University of California (UC) or California State University (CSU) campuses. MCS awards are based on a sliding scale according to family income. Scholarship amounts will vary by student and institution, and the maximum award will be 40% of the systemwide - or base - tuition and fee amount.

More information on how to apply and eligibility requirements is available on the California Student Aid Commission website. 

2017-2018 Award Notification

We anticipate that MCS awards will be posted sometime in mid-November 2017, and students will receive an email to review MyAwards at that time. Please note: this program is contingent on state funding.