Promise Programs

Our Promise to Students

At Los Rios, 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 but does not cover the cost of books or other fees. Learn about other types of financial aid that can help cover your expenses.

Deadline for Los Rios Promise Program Enrollment and FAFSA Completion

Eligible students must enroll in classes and submit the FAFSA/CADAA by the following deadlines to receive Los Rios Promise funds:

  • Summer 2019: June 3, 2019
  • 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

* Courses taken during high school (through dual enrollment or advanced education) are considered "pre-college" and do not prevent you from taking advantage of the Los Rios Promise. Students who transfer from a college other than a Los Rios college are not eligible for the Los Rios Promise.


Los Rios Promise Funds for Summer Tuition Fees

To use Los Rios Promise funds to pay for your summer tuition fees, you must do both of the following by the Los Rios Promise Program Enrollment and FAFSA Completion deadline:

  • Enroll in any number of units for the summer term
  • Enroll in at least 12 units for the fall semester

Eligibility for a Second Year

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.

Step 1: Apply to College

Apply to the Los Rios college of your choice through CCC Apply before the Los Rios Promise Program Enrollment and FAFSA Completion deadline.

Step 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.

After You Apply

After you submit your college application and your FAFSA/CADAA, you will get a confirmation message in eServices notifying you of your Los Rios Promise eligibility.

If you're a new student, then you should complete the steps to success.


Local Promise Programs

In addition to the Los Rios Promise, some of our colleges offer promise programs for students who meet certain residency requirements.

Rancho Cordova Promise

West Sacramento Promise

Contact

Rancho Cordova Promise

wurzerc@flc.losrios.edu
(916) 608-6645

West Sacramento Promise

WestSacPromise@scc.losrios.edu
(916) 375-5511

Deadlines

Eligible students must enroll in classes and submit the FAFSA/CADAA by the following deadlines to receive Los Rios Promise funds:

  • Summer 2019: June 3, 2019
  • Fall 2019: August 14, 2019
  • Spring 2020: January 9, 2020