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.
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
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
The Los Rios Promise is our commitment to support incoming first time, full time college students through their first year of education at any Los Rios college by covering tuition and offering support services.
To minimize financial barriers that limit access to college by offering new incoming first time, full time college students a year of tuition free education at any of our student-focused colleges.
The Los Rios Promise covers tuition (the cost for 12-18 units).
To be eligible for Promise funds, students must be a California resident, a first time college student and enroll in a minimum of 12 units and maintain this course load for Fall and Spring semesters.
You will receive an email from the college once we have confirmed your eligibility, at which point you’ll be guided through the next steps of the enrollment process.
The Los Rios Promise is available at any of our four student-centered colleges: American River College, Cosumnes River College, Folsom Lake College, and Sacramento City College.
Each of the Promise programs differ, so you should contact the colleges or the cities for specific information.
Yes. Any college courses (dual enrollment, advanced education, etc.) taken prior to high school graduation are considered ‘pre-college' and do not prevent you from taking advantage of the Los Rios Promise.
While the Los Rios Promise is leveraging various state and local resources to eliminate tuition costs, many students still face serious financial barriers to their academic success. To learn how you can help support students in reaching their goals, visit http://foundation.losrios.edu.