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Save Money with Financial Aid

Learn how you can save money at Los Rios with grants, loans, scholarships, and more.

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Promise of Free Tuition

The Los Rios Promise Program combines local, state, and federal financial aid and scholarship opportunities to make it easier than ever to afford college. Let us help you make sure you take advantage of every single dollar.

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

  • Be a California resident
  • Be a first-time college student
  • Maintain a minimum of 12 units per semester

Simply submit your financial aid application to see if you qualify for free tuition – no separate application required.

Which Financial Aid Application is Right for You?

Fill out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA), and we will help you identify the aid you are eligible for.

If you are a US citizen—

Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The FAFSA is the gateway to most federal and state financial aid opportunities for US citizens, permanent residents, and eligible non-citizens, including:

  • State and federal grants and fee waivers
  • Assistance from EOPS, CARE, or CalWORKs
  • Work-study
  • Loans
  • Scholarships

Submit FAFSA

If you are not a US citizen—

Submit the California Dream Act Application (CADAA)

If you are not a US citizen, permanent resident, or eligible non-citizen, then you can still access plenty of financial aid opportunities by submitting the CADAA, including:

  • State grants and fee waivers
  • Assistance from EOPS, CARE, or CalWORKs
  • Scholarships

The information you provide on this application is only used to help you pay for college.

Submit CADAA

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Most local, state, and federal scholarships are automatically awarded to you after you submit your financial aid application. However, there may be additional opportunities worth exploring.

Scholarships have differing eligibility and application requirements, so contact your college financial aid office if you need help.

Financial Aid Office Information


Do not send documents or personal information.

Phone: (916) 558-2501
Fax: (916) 650-2784

Financial Aid Office


By Phone

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

In-Person Services

Picture ID required.

  • Monday to Thursday:
    8:00 am to 5:00 pm

  • Friday:
    8:00 am to 4:00 pm


Student Services Building, STS 103
3835 Freeport Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95822