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Rancho Cordova 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/Los Rios Colleges Foundation, and the City of Rancho Cordova. Rancho Cordova residents who graduate from high school during the 2018-19 academic year will be able to attend their first year of Folsom Lake College fee-free (up to 12 units/semester for the 2019-20 academic year). For those that also qualify for the Los Rios Promise or the California College Promise Grant (formerly the BOG Fee Waiver), Rancho Cordova Promise funds can then be used to pay for any remaining fees and for textbooks and class materials purchased through the FLC College Store. 

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

2019-20 Rancho Cordova Promise application is now open.
Application period: November 1, 2018 - August 1, 2019. 


Steps to apply for 2019-20 Rancho Cordova Promise program:

Promise icon Promise Step 1: Determine Eligibility

Do you meet the following Rancho Cordova 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, 2018 - June 30, 2019? (Note: High school location does not need to be in Rancho Cordova.)
  • Do you plan to enroll in Folsom Lake College for the Fall 2019 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 November 1, 2018 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 Rancho Cordova Promise application. For more information on how to become a student, click here.

Promise icon Promise Step 3: Complete the Rancho Cordova Promise Application

Click here to complete the Rancho Cordova 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 2, 2019 priority deadline at www.fafsa.gov. Folsom Lake College's school code is: 038713. You may qualify for the Los Rios Promise or the California College Promise Grant (formerly the BOG Fee Waiver), 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 Rancho Cordova Promise funds to pay for any remaining fees and for textbooks and class materials purchased through the FLC College Store using a Promise issued coupon. 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 August 1, 2019 and enroll in 12 or more units for the Fall 2019 semester.

Questions? Please contact Christine Wurzer, Admissions & Records Supervisor, at wurzerc@flc.losrios.edu or (916) 608-6645.