Promise Programs

At Sacramento City College, we believe in you and your goals, and we want to see you achieve them–that’s why we’re making the Los Rios Promise.

Promise programs offer first-time, full-time students up to two years of tuition-free education at any Los Rios college. 

Los Rios Promise

The Los Rios Promise covers tuition for 12 to 18 units. 

Deadlines

Eligible students must enroll in classes and submit the FAFSA or California Dream Act Application by the following deadlines to receive Los Rios Promise funds:

Fall 2019: August 14, 2019
Spring 2020: January 9, 2020

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Los Rios Promise, you must:

  • Be a California resident
  • Be a first-time college student*
  • Enroll in and maintain at least 12 units for fall and spring semesters by the deadline
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act Application (CADAA) by the deadline

*Students will still need to pay for parking, transportation, textbooks, and/or other fees.

To apply for the Los Rios Promise Program for a second year, you must have been enrolled in at least 24 units by the Los Rios Promise Program Enrollment and FAFSA Completion deadline for the previous year.

Steps to apply

  1. Apply to Sacramento City College
  2. Apply for Financial Aid: Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act Application(CADAA)* by the Los Rios Promise Program Enrollment and FAFSA Completion deadline. See all financial aid deadlines.

* If you are not a US citizen or permanent US resident, then you should fill out the CADAA instead of the FAFSA.

West Sacramento Promise

The West Sacramento Promise provides residents of West Sacramento who graduated from a High School within last 6 months, fee-free college for their first year at any Sacramento City College location Main campusWest Sacramento Center, or Davis Center. 

Eligibility

  • Be a current West Sacramento resident 
  • Be a West Sacramento high school graduate or GED recipient between December 2018 and June 2019
  • Enroll in and maintain at least 12 units for fall and spring semesters 

Steps to apply

  1. Apply to Sacramento City College
  2. Apply for Financial Aid: Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act Application(CADAA)* by the Los Rios Promise Program Enrollment and FAFSA Completion deadline. See all financial aid deadlines.
    * If you are not a US citizen or permanent US resident, then you should fill out the CADAA instead of the FAFSA.
  3. Apply for West Sacramento Promise

The West Sacramento College Promise is an initiative approved by the voters of the City of West Sacramento in November 2016 as part of the City’s Kids’ Home Run Program. The West Sacramento College Promise allocates funds to cover at least the first year’s community college fees for eligible West Sacramento students. The program is a partnership between the City of West Sacramento, Washington Unified School District, and Sacramento City College.