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Los Rios Promise

At Sacramento City College, 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.

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 2020: June 17, 2020
  • Fall 2020: September 8, 2020
  • Spring 2021: February 1, 2021

West Sacramento Promise

The West Sacramento Promise provides residents of West Sacramento, who graduated from a High School within the last 6 months, fee-free college for their first year at Sacramento City College’s main campus, West Sacramento Center, or Davis Center.


  • Be a current West Sacramento resident 
  • Be a West Sacramento high school graduate or GED recipient between May 2020 and December 2020
  • Enroll in and maintain at least 12 units for fall and spring semesters


  1. Apply to Sacramento City College
  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.
  3. Apply to the West Sacramento Promise.

The West Sacramento College Promise is an initiative approved by the voters of the City of West Sacramento in November 2016 as part of the City’s Kids’ Home Run Program. The West Sacramento College Promise allocates funds to cover at least the first year’s community college fees for eligible West Sacramento students. The program is a partnership between the City of West Sacramento, Washington Unified School District, and Sacramento City College.