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New program promises to cover tuition costs for first time students

Dario Lizarraga, Staff Writer

October 4, 2018

First-time community college students can now have their first year of tuition paid for due to a new state program. The Los Rios Promise Program waives the tuition costs of the first year for new, full-time students. To be eligible, students must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 units and submitted a FAFSA or Dream Act applicatio...

FAFSA applications open three months earlier

Jared Lee, Staff Writer

October 31, 2016

This year, the opening submission date for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, also known as the FAFSA, has been shifted from January to October. This new, earlier submission date is a permanent change. Students will now be able to submit their FAFSA in the future as early as Oct. 1 each year, according to the Federal...

On-campus workshops available to help students apply for financial aid

Heather Kemp, Staff Writer

February 28, 2015

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid’s state deadline is rapidly approaching as students scramble to ensure they will get the financial assistance that they need. March 2 is the deadline that California has set for current or prospective students to submit their FAFSA, Cal Grant or California Dream Act applications. “All...

Students who attend Cosumnes River College visit the tables set up by various four-year colleges in preparation for transfer at the fall Transfer Day Fair in September 2013. Attending a two-year college similar to CRC gives students a leg up educationally and financially when they transfer to the next level of education.

Two-year schools provide alternative to high student debt

March 16, 2014

At four-year colleges across California, in 2012, 52 percent of students had an average of $20,269 in...

Assembly Bill aims to increase financial aid

Nick Valenzuela, Connection Staff

April 18, 2013

California community college students struggling with financial aid may soon receive assistance in obtaining FAFSA and Pell Grant funds thanks to a bill recently introduced to the California State Assembly. California Assemblyman Das Williams (D-Santa Barbara) has created Assembly Bill 606, a bill that, if passed, would requir...

Financial aid awards rise in numbers, Pell Grant qualifications change

Alex Mosqueda, Connection Staff

September 22, 2012

With the start of a new semester many Cosumnes River College students make the inevitable trip to the financial aid office. “We have actually awarded more students this year to date than the same time last year,” said Financial Aid Supervisor Alice Kwong via email. As of July 1, 2012, new qualifications for the Federal...

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