A Commitment To Opportunity

First Time. Full Time. Tuition Free.

The Los Rios Promise offers first time, full time students a year of tuition free education at any of our four student-centered colleges:

At Los Rios, we believe all students in the Sacramento region deserve a quality college education and cost should not be a barrier.

We are committed to serving students interested in pursuing higher education by removing financial obstacles and providing equal access to student support services.

To Be Eligible, You Must:


Be a California resident


Be a first time college student


Enroll in a minimum of 12 units


Maintain the 12 units for Fall and Spring semesters

Our Commitment

First year at a Los Rios college tuition free for eligible applicants

Student success workshops

Support to create an educational plan and register for courses

How To Apply

Fall 2019 application deadline: August 14


Apply for admission to any Los Rios college


Complete the FAFSA or California Dream Act Application


You will receive an email once your Promise funding has been confirmed


Make an appointment with an academic counselor to createan education plan