Types of Financial Aid

Learn more about different types of financial aid available to help pay for college and related expenses.


Promise Programs

Promise Programs

Promise programs offer up to two years of tuition-free education.

Promise Programs

Grants

Grants

Grants, including the California College Promise Grant which covers enrollment fees, are a great type of financial aid because you don’t typically have to pay them back.

Grants

Federal Direct Loans

Federal Direct Loans

A direct loan is money you borrow from the federal government that you have to pay back with interest. We encourage students to apply for grants and scholarships before taking out a student loan.

Federal Direct Loans

Federal Work-Study

Federal Work-Study

The federal work-study (FWS) program provides jobs to undergraduate students who are paid an hourly rate at minimum wage or above. Jobs are provided on and off campus, with hourly wages paid directly to the student to help with educational expenses.

Federal Work-Study

Scholarships

Scholarships

There are scholarship opportunities for all students and the funds do not have to be repaid!

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Veterans' Benefits and Programs

Veterans' Benefits and Programs

Cosumnes River College assists veterans, reservists, and dependents of service-connected disabled or deceased veterans with their educational benefits.

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