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 Today!

The first step to getting financial help is to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you are not a US citizen, permanent resident, or eligible non-citizen, you will need to fill out the California Dream Act Application instead of the FAFSA.


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.
  • The federal work-study (FWS) program provides jobs to students to help them pay for their educational expenses.

Additionally, our colleges offer a variety of veterans' benefits and programs that provide financial assistance to veterans and their dependents.


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

Federal School Code

Make sure you include your college's federal school code on your FAFSA application.

  • American River College: 001232
  • Cosumnes River College: 007536
  • Folsom Lake College: 038713
  • Sacramento City College: 001233