Category Archives: Financial Aid News

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To help students succeed in reaching their academic and personal goals, Sacramento City College presents the “Tuition Free at SCC” promise!

California residents who are enrolled in at least 12 units (maximum of 18 units) each semester are eligible to have their tuition waived for the first year of college. There is no income limit for eligibility!

This opportunity aligns with the college’s commitment to providing accessible, quality higher education for the community.

Learn more about Tuition Free program at the Financial Aid website.

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Free tax preparation help is coming to SCC!

SCC students, staff and faculty can get assistance on Feb. 22 and 23, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in LRC 141 (the library).

Additional locations and times are available — visit or call 2-1-1 or 916-498-1000.

To file taxes:

  • Eligible families making $54,000 or less in 2017 (household income) may get one-on-one assistance with an IRS-certified volunteer.
  • Households making $66,000 or less in 2017 may find help online at
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Students must have a current iSEP (Individual Student Education Plan) on file in order to receive their full financial aid award.

If you are a student, be sure to check in with counselors regularly to assess your iSEP, help you stay on track and update your plan if needed. Counseling appointments can be scheduled online.

Although a course may not qualify for financial aid, it can still be invaluable to your academic success. Talk to a counselor and reach out to your professors and other academic advisers to ensure you are taking the right courses — take charge of your education!

The BOG FEE waiver (called California College Promise Grant as of Fall 2017) is not affected by course eligibility. If a student has been awarded a BOG Fee Waiver, it will cover the enrollment for all courses, even those not required for the student’s major. However, the student’s total financial aid award may be reduced.

More information about financial aid course eligibility is available online.