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Promise Program

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The Folsom Lake College/Rancho Cordova College Promise is an innovative grant program launched by Folsom Lake College, the Folsom Lake College Foundation, and the City of Rancho Cordova. Rancho Cordova residents who graduate from high school during the 2016-17 academic year will be able to attend their first year of Folsom Lake College fee-free (up to 12 units/semester), starting with the Fall 2017 semester.

For the answers to frequently asked questions about the Promise program, click here.

2017-18 Promise application period is CLOSED.

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Steps to apply for 2017-18 Promise program:

Promise icon Promise Step 1: Determine Eligibility

Do you meet the following Promise criteria?

  • Are you a current resident of Rancho Cordova? To verify if your address qualifies, go to: http://generalmap.gis.saccounty.net/JSViewer/county_portal.html and type in your home address in the top search bar. If the property information shows as the "Jurisdiction" of Rancho Cordova, your address qualifies. (Please Note: FLC reserves the right to request official documentation of your legal residence.)
  • Did you/will you graduate from high school or receive a GED from July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017? (Note: High school location does not need to be in Rancho Cordova.)
  • Do you plan to enroll in Folsom Lake College for the Fall 2017 semester full-time (at least 12 units)?

If you answered YES to ALL of the above, please move on to Promise Step 2.

Promise icon Promise Step 2: Apply to Folsom Lake College

Complete and submit your application starting February 1st here. 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. For more information on how to become a student, click here.

Promise icon Promise Step 3: Complete the Promise Application

Click here to complete the Promise application.

Promise icon Promise Step 4: Apply for Financial Aid

Fill out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online before the March 2nd priority deadline at www.fafsa.gov. Folsom Lake College's school code is: 038713. You may qualify for the BOG Fee Waiver and additional grants, work-study jobs, scholarships, or loans by completing your FAFSA. Those who receive Financial Aid that covers all or part of their tuition/fees can use Promise funds for textbooks and class materials purchased through the FLC College Store. For more information on Financial Aid, click here.

Promise icon Promise Step 5: Pre-Enrollment & Registration

Complete Folsom Lake College's "Steps to Success" by April 1st and enroll in 12 or more units for the Fall 2017 semester (priority registration dates and times will vary, check eServices in mid-April for your scheduled date/time).

Questions? Please contact Kristy Hart at hartk@flc.losrios.edu.