Types of Financial Aid
Promise programs offer up to two years of tuition-free education at Sacramento City College. Learn more about the Los Rios Promise and west Sacramento Promise.
Grants, including the California College Promise Grant which covers enrollment fees, are a great type of financial aid because you don’t typically have to pay them back.
Federal Direct Loans
A direct loan is money you borrow from the federal government that you have to pay back with interest. We encourage students to apply for grants and scholarships before taking out a student loan.
A private loan is money you borrow from a private lender that you have to pay back with interest.
Federal Work-Study Jobs
The federal work-study (FWS) program provides jobs to undergraduate students who are paid an hourly rate at minimum wage or above. Jobs are provided on and off campus, with hourly wages paid directly to the student to help with educational expenses.
There are scholarship opportunities for all students and the funds do not have to be repaid!
Textbook/Supply Voucher Assistance
The Textbook /Supply Voucher provides students an opportunity to request additional financial assistance to obtain textbooks and/or course-adopted supplies for required coursework.