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, higher income 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:
- Are you a current resident of West Sacramento?
- Did/will you graduate from High School or complete the California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE) from May 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019?
- Do you plan to enroll in Sacramento City College in Spring 2020?
2. Apply to Sacramento City College:
- Complete and submit your application starting October 1, 2019. Once your application has been accepted, you will receive a Los Rios Student ID number by email. You will need this number 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. 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:
By 2020, sixty-five percent of U.S. jobs will require some form of postsecondary education. Completing some form of education beyond high school is helpful for success in any career field, but particularly for the high-demand, high-wage, high-growth positions in West Sacramento. By enrolling in a full courseload of at least twelve units within six months of graduation, students are more likely to complete an AA degree, certificate or community college transfer to a university in two years.
Beginning in Fall 2020, graduating West Sacramento high school seniors will be eligible for a points-based scholarship of up to $1,000 for college-related expenses
How it works:
Launching in Fall 2020. Please check back for updates!
Why this strategy:
College degrees bring better jobs, better opportunities, better incomes, and a better quality of life. West Sacramento students can access to financial assistance through the Home Run initiative to help them attend and complete college.
How to Get Started
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.
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 2020