The Los Rios Promise guarantees that the first two years at a Los Rios college will be tuition fee-free for full-time students who successfully complete the requirements of the program.
The goal is to encourage students to attend college full-time, so that they can successfully complete their degree programs in a shorter timeframe and enter the workforce ready to succeed.
For more information on the Los Rios Promise, visit promise.losrios.edu.
Benefits for Students
Research shows that students who go to college full-time complete their requirements more quickly, which allows them to:
- Maximize eligible financial aid
- Reduce overall time to degree completion
- More quickly transfer to a four-year university
- Join the workforce sooner
But tuition fees are only one part of the cost to attend college. Most community college students have the same living expenses (housing, books, transportation, and so on) as students who attend four-year universities, but less access to financial aid. On top of that, many students who enroll full-time must reduce their hours of employment to meet the demands of attending college, which also reduces their ability to pay for living expenses.
How You Can Help
We invite you to make a difference in the lives of Los Rios students through your gift to the Los Rios Promise Scholarship, which supports Promise-eligible students at any Los Rios campus or center. The $500 scholarship is targeted to those students who have the largest unmet financial need, and provides flexible support that can be used on essentials, such as textbooks, transportation, food, housing, mandatory student fees, lab equipment, supplies, and childcare.
Your vital investment will make it possible for students to attend full-time and shorten the time it takes for them to complete their degrees.
Your gift will help support students forever! 10% of all gifts to the Los Rios Promise Scholarship go into an endowment, which will provide scholarship support to our students in perpetuity.