Your Guide To Pay For College!
College is Within Your Reach!
Congratulations on your decision to attend Solano College! The first step in paying for college is to submit your FASFA (Free Application for 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 fanatical barriers and to make college affordable for ALL!
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.
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.
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.
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.