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College Promise and Scholarship
Building a culture of college access and completion.

COLLEGE PROMISE

Program Overview:

All West Sacramento graduating seniors will be eligible for up to one year of fee free tuition at a Sacramento City College campus (West Sacramento campus, Sacramento campus or the Davis campus)

 

How it works:

College degrees bring better jobs, better opportunities, better incomes, and a better quality of life. West Sacramento students can access financial assistance through the Home Run initiative to help them attend and complete college.

Students will need to complete five steps in order to receive the West Sacramento College Promise:

 

1. Determine your eligibility

Do you meet the following Promise criteria?

  • Are you a current resident of West Sacramento
  • Did you / will you graduate from High School or receive a GED from December 1, 2017 – May 31, 2018
  • Do you plan to enroll in Sacramento City College for Fall 2018?

 

2. Apply to Sacramento City College

  • Complete and submit your application starting May 1st. Once your application has been accepted, you will receive a Los Rios Student ID number by email which you will need to complete the Promise application. More information on becoming a student.

 

3. Apply for the West Sacramento College Promise

 

4. Apply for Financial Aid

  • Fill out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at gov. You may qualify for the California College Promise Grant and additional grants, work-study jobs, scholarships, or loans by completing your FAFSA. More information on Financial Aid is available here.

 

5. Pre-Enrollment and registration

  • Complete Sacramento City College’s “Steps to Success” and enroll in 12 or more units for the fall 2018 semester (priority registration dates and times will vary; check Sacramento City Colleges eServices in mid-November for your scheduled date/time).

 

 

Why this strategy:

65 percent of U.S. jobs will require some form of postsecondary education by 2020. Completing some form education past high school is necessary for success in any career field, particularly for the high demand, high wage and high growth positions in West Sacramento. By taking a full course load of at least twelve units and enrolling in college at least six months after graduation, students are more likely to complete an AA degree, certificate or community college transfer to a university in two years.

 

 

COLLEGE SAVINGS ACCOUNTS

Program Overview:

launching in fall of 2019, graduating seniors will be eligible for a points-based scholarship of up to $1,000 for college-related expenses

 

How it works:

Launching in Fall of 2019

 

 

Why this strategy:

College degrees bring better jobs, better opportunities, better incomes, and a better quality of life. West Sacramento students can access financial assistance through the Home Run initiative to help them attend and complete college.

 

 

 

How to Get Started

1.

Visit Sacramento City College’s website to apply for two semesters of fee-free community college tuition at a Sacramento City College campus. Students must show full-time enrollment of at least 12 units and have completed a Student Educational Plan with a declared major.

2.

You will be able to apply for a scholarship of up to $1,000 that can be used to pay for other college expenses at any higher education institution. Scholarships will be granted on a points-based system based on your participation in the West Sacramento Home Run base programs.

Launching Fall of 2019

Program Success


66
College Promise Recipients Since 2017 Launch