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Financial Aid

Money shouldn't get in the way of getting a college education. Our financial aid offices are here to help you get the financial support you need to afford college.

Apply for Financial Aid

Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA), and we will help you identify the aid for which you are eligible.  The FAFSA is for US citizens and permanent residents, while the CADAA is for students who are not US citizens, permanent residents, or eligible non-citizens.

Make sure you are aware of the financial aid deadlines for each semester.

Types of Financial Aid

  • Promise programs offer first-time, full-time students one year of tuition-free education at our colleges.
  • Grants come from the federal or state government. Typically, you do not have to pay grants back – they are essentially free money.
  • A direct loan or private loan is money you borrow that you have to pay back with interest.
  • A scholarship is money given to you by a college or outside organization to help pay for your education or related expenses.

Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress

Did you know you can lose your financial aid if you don't meet certain requirements? Make sure you maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP) to keep your financial aid.

Learn more about SAP

Contact Financial Aid

American River College
ARC Financial Aid
(916) 484-8437

Cosumnes River College
CRC Financial Aid
(916) 691-7325

Folsom Lake College
FLC Financial Aid
(916) 608-6646

Sacramento City College
SCC Financial Aid
(916) 558-2501