Financial Aid and Fees
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 pay your tuition and fees and afford college.
Apply for Financial Aid
Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA), and we will help you identify the aid for which you are eligible. The FAFSA is for US citizens and permanent residents, while the CADAA is for students who are not US citizens, permanent residents, or eligible non-citizens.
Make sure you are aware of the financial aid deadlines for each semester.
Sacramento City College's federal school code is 001233.
Explaining the Financial Aid Process
Receiving financial aid can be confusing. The following are the basic steps of the financial aid process.
Complete Online Financial Aid Application
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act Application (CADAA) online.
- Academic year 2022-2023: Fall 2022, Spring 2023, and Summer 2023
- Academic year 2023-2024: Fall 2023, Spring 2024, Summer 2024
College Receives Financial Aid Application
About one week after your application is processed, your home college will send a "Welcome Notice" to your eServices Message Center.
If the Financial Aid Office need documents or any actions on your part, then we will place items on your eServices To Do List. Be sure to check your eServices and Los Rios Gmail.
After all documentation is submitted, your file will be reviewed to determine your financial aid eligibility.
After file review is completed, the types of financial aid and amounts of financial aid will be awarded. The number of Financial Aid Applicable units you are enrolled in impacts your financial aid award amounts.
At this time you may apply for federal student loans. You can view your awards in eServices by clicking Financial Aid and then selecting the correct aid year.
Award disbursement happens once per week throughout the semester as students become ready to receive aid. You can view if your aid is disbursed in eServices by clicking on Financial Account, then Account Activity.
Refunds are sent using BankMobile; be sure to set up your refund preference.
Maintain Financial Aid Eligibility
Students who drop classes or withdraw completely from all classes may owe a repayment of funds. Dropping classes also affects satisfactory academic progress (SAP) status.
Be sure to speak with and academic counselor and financial aid before you drop classes, and be sure to know the financial aid dates and deadlines and the academic calendar.
Tuition and Fees
The current tuition fee is $46 per unit for residents and $480 per unit for non-residents (beginning in summer 2023).
Types of Financial Aid
Learn how you can save money with grants, loans, scholarships, and more.
Financial Aid Policies
Financial Aid Application Workshops
Get one-on-one assistance to complete the FAFSA or CADAA application for 2023-2024.
Do not send documents or personal information.
Phone: (916) 558-2501
Fax: (916) 650-2784
Your Student ID and Verification PIN will be required to answer questions regarding your file.
Monday to Friday:
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Picture ID required.
Monday to Thursday:
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Rodda Hall North, RHN 159
3835 Freeport Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95822
Financial Aid Computer Lab
Open on request. Ask the staff in the Financial Aid office.
Virtual Lab Appointments
Financial Aid staff are available virtually to help with financial aid applications, forms, loan requests and more.
Sign up for a Virtual Financial Aid Lab appointment.