Financial Aid and Fees
Money shouldn't get in the way of getting a college education. Our financial aid offices are here to help you get the financial support you need to pay your tuition and fees and afford college.
Get the Financial Help You Need
Money shouldn't get in the way of getting a college education. The Financial Aid Office is here to help you get the financial support you need to afford college.
We will answer your financial aid questions by phone as well as help you fill out your FAFSA. We can look up your information as long as you provide your Student ID and Verification Pin.
Apply for Financial Aid
Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA), and we will help you identify the aid for which you are eligible. The FAFSA is for US citizens and permanent residents, while the CADAA is for students who are not US citizens, permanent residents, or eligible non-citizens.
Make sure you are aware of the financial aid deadlines for each semester.
Cosumnes River College's federal school code is 007536.
If you feel like you are missing information that is preventing you from completing the FAFSA or CADAA and/or that your financial situation is different than previous years, then you may be eligible for an Unusual Circumstances Appeal.
Most undergraduate students are dependent and must provide parent information on the FAFSA or CADAA. To appeal your dependency status, you must clearly demonstrate an adverse family situation. For more information on the process, contact your campus financial aid office.
If you or your family have changes in financial circumstances that may affect the availability of family financial resources for your educational expenses, then you may be eligible for an appeal. Examples of unusual circumstances include unusual medical or dental expenses or a large decrease in income from the reporting year to this year. You must have documentation to illustrate the changes. For more information on the process, contact your campus financial aid office.
Explaining the Financial Aid Process
Receiving financial aid can be confusing. The following are the basic steps of the financial aid process.
College Receives Financial Aid Application
About one week after your application is processed, your home college will send a "Welcome Notice" to your eServices Message Center.
After all documentation is submitted, your file will be reviewed to determine your financial aid eligibility.
After file review is completed, the types of financial aid and amounts of financial aid will be awarded. The number of Financial Aid Applicable units you are enrolled in impacts your financial aid award amounts.
Award disbursement happens once per week throughout the semester as students become ready to receive aid. You can view if your aid is disbursed in eServices by clicking on Financial Account, then Account Activity.
Refunds are sent using BankMobile; be sure to set up your refund preference.
Maintain Financial Aid Eligibility
College Tuition and Fees
Financial Aid Policies
More Financial Aid Info
Monday to Wednesday:
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
9:30 am to 4:00 pm
9:30 am to 3:45 pm
Monday to Friday:
Monday to Friday:
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Our office will be closed on:
November 3, 2023 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
College Center, 1st floor lobby
Elk Grove Center
10051 Big Horn Blvd.
Elk Grove, CA 95757