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Financial Aid

Campus Closure Notice

Due to COVID-19 we are available only via phone or email. Please refer to our contact info in the sidebar.

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Zoom meeting appointments are available upon request.

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.

Sacramento City College's federal school code is 001233.

Virtual Lab Zoom

Get help with your financial aid in our Virtual Lab Zoom sessions.

Help available:

  • Mondays
    9:00 am to 11:00 am

  • Tuesdays
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

  • Wednesdays
    9:00 am to 11:00 am

  • Thursdays
    12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

  • Fridays
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:

Virtual Lab Zoom

Financial Aid Workshops

We are offering Zoom workshops with one on one assistance to complete the FAFSA or CADAA application for 2021-2022.

Current students can sign up using your W-ID number. New and incoming students can sign up using the their 7-digit phone number or give us a call (see contact information in sidebar).

Schedule a Workshop

Prepare for the workshop using our Workshop Checklist and Tips.

Types of Financial Aid

  • Promise programs offer first-time, full-time students up to two years 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 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.
  • The Los Rios Student Emergency Fund provides immediate financial assistance (usually within 24 hours) to students involved in catastrophic or unexpected emergency situations. A student may receive a maximum of one student emergency grant of up to $500 during all combined enrollments at the Los Rios colleges. Awards are contingent upon the availability of limited funds, provided through generous donations.

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

Financial Aid Events and Deadlines

There are no upcoming events at this time.


Do not send documents and personal information.

Phone: (916) 558-2501
Your Student I.D and Verification PIN will be required to answer questions regarding your file.

Fax: (916) 650-2784


Monday to Thursday:
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
8:00 am to 12:00 pm

The Financial Aid Office line and lab may close up to 15-30 minutes before business hours based on the volume of students.


Rodda Hall North, RHN 159
3835 Freeport Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95822

Campus is currently closed.

Financial Aid Computer Lab Location

Student Services, STS 140
3835 Freeport Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95822

Campus is currently closed.