Financial Aid

Your Guide To Pay For College!

To allow our staff to attend conference and receive training, the Financial Aid Office will only be offering remote services from Monday, March 4, 2024 to Friday, March 8, 2024. In-person services will not be available during that timeframe.

College is Within Your Reach!

Congratulations on your decision to attend Solano College! The first step in paying for college is to submit your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or the CAADA (California Dream Act Application). You do not need to demonstrate financial need to apply and you may be surprised to find out that you qualify for aid regardless of your status.

From fee waivers to Federal and State cash aid, Solano College is committed to removing financial barriers and to make college affordable for ALL!

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Submit Your FAFSA or California Dream Act

The first step to paying for college is to submit the FAFSA (the Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
or the CA Dream (the California Dream Act Application)

Frequently Asked Questions and Resources

Types of Aid Available

The Solano Promise Program is a financial aid program created by California state law AB 19 and Solano Community College for students who are California residents and are in their first or second year of college. The Solano Promise Program helps eligible students with enrollment fees, parking permits, and $200 in cash aid to help pay for books.

Click here to learn more about the Promise Program

Grants are free money to help you pay for college. They are often do not have to repaid.

There are a variety of federal and state grants available, each with different eligibility requirements. The grants you are eligible to receive will be determined by your FAFSA or Dream Act application.

Click Here for Available Grants

Solano Community College participates in the U.S. Department of Education Federal Direct Loan Program:

Direct Subsidized Loans – are need-based loans for students, as determined by federal regulations. Direct Subsidized Loans are available to undergraduate students with financial need. Your school determines the amount you can borrow, and the amount may not exceed your financial need.

Click Here for More Information On Loans

Scholarships are money that you do not have to pay back. Many scholarships are based off academic merit or other achievements, while some are also need-based.  Unlike other aid programs, scholarships are not based on the FAFSA.

Click Here To Apply for Scholarships

The California Dream Act Application allows students interested in attending eligible California Colleges, Universities and Career Education Programs to apply for state financial aid. This application is unrelated to the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Click Here To Learn More About The CA Dream Act

What is Financial Aid?

Financial Aid Assistance

How can we help you?

On August 16th, phone hours will be available from 9:30 am – 3:00 pm.


Window Hours

Phone Hours

10 am – 4 pm
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10 am – 4 pm
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10 am – 4 pm
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No in-person services. Please contact us via phone or email for assistance.
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
No in-person services. Please contact us via phone or email for assistance.
Available by Email Only

Notice from ProEducation Solutions

As we enter August and are fast approaching the end of the 2022-2023 ISIR processing cycle. ProEd wants to make us aware of the ProVerifier+ processing cycle deadline. As stated on the website, the Department of Education deadline for submitting corrections or updates for the 2022-2023 award cycle is 11:59pm CT on Saturday, September 9, 2023. Since the Department of Education will be moving to a new processing company, ProEd wants to ensure all corrections or updates to student’s ISIRs arrive to CPS prior to the September 9th deadline. To accomplish this, ProVerifier+ will stop accepting documents from schools and students for the 2022-23 aid year on Friday, August 25, 2023 to allow time for verification review and any corrections returned for submission to CPS by September 9, 2023. Please note that this has no impact on the current 2023-24 aid year processing for the upcoming academic year.