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Welcome to Los Rios Colleges Online

Welcome to the Los Rios Community College District! We are one of the nation's most respected learning institutions and the second-largest community college district in California. Nearly 80,000 students are enrolled across our four Los Rios colleges: American River College, Cosumnes River College, Folsom Lake College, Sacramento City College.

Next Steps

After you have completed all of the steps in the Student Guide to Los Rios Colleges Online Programs, make sure you take the following final steps to get ready for your classes.

1. Apply for Financial Aid

After you have submitted your college application, you should apply for financial aid. If you are a US citizen or permanent US resident, then submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you are not a US citizen or permanent US resident, then you should submit the California Dream Act Application instead of the FAFSA.

Many students qualify for thousands of dollars in state or federal grants, so make sure you apply for financial aid each year you're in college!

Learn more about how to save money with financial aid.

2. Review Your Course Schedule

Los Rios Colleges Online students are automatically enrolled in their classes each semester. You can see what classes you will be enrolled each semester by reviewing your program map.

Business Administration Program Map

You can also look at your classes online – go to eServices and click the Manage Classes tile.

3. Pay for Classes

After you've been enrolled in your classes, you are responsible for paying your tuition and fees before the fee payment deadlines. You can view your financial aid awards and pay for your classes in eServices.

4. Start Your Online Classes in Canvas

Log in to Canvas – our online learning system – to meet your professors, view your class syllabi, and start your coursework.

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English and Math Placement

English and Math Placement

Los Rios Colleges Online students are expected to meet certain English and math readiness requirements before being admitted into an academic program.

English and Math Placement

How to Navigate Los Rios Colleges Online

How to Navigate Los Rios Colleges Online

Learn about the different online portals, applications, and services you'll use during your time as a Los Rios Colleges Online student.

Navigating Los Rios Colleges Online

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Save Money with Financial Aid

Apply for financial aid and find out how you can save money with grants, loans, scholarships, and more.

Apply for Financial Aid

Fee Payment Deadlines

Fee Payment Deadlines

You must pay your tuition and fees soon after you enroll in classes, or else you will be automatically dropped from your classes. Learn more about fee payment deadlines for the current and upcoming semesters.

Pay Your Fees

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Learn about student rights and responsibilities related to equity, diversity, and student conduct.

Rights and Responsibilities

Terminology and Vocabulary

Terminology and Vocabulary

Get familiar with terms and vocabulary words that are specific to the online college environment.

Terminology and Vocabulary