California's Middle Class Scholarship (MCS) is a program that provides undergraduate students with family incomes up to $191,000* and a maximum annual household asset amount of $191,000*, 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.
*figures are for the 2021-22 academic year. The 2022-23 eligibility criteria will be posted upon confirmation from CSAC.
We anticipate that MCS awards will be posted sometime in mid-November, and students will receive an email to review MyAwards at that time. Please note, this program is contingent upon state funding. Qualifying maximum annual household assets and income are subject to change.