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How do I apply?

Everyone must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The application is free and you will need to provide information on your income (or your parents) for the previous calendar year. You will need Sierra College’s school code, 001290, for your FAFSA.

Your financial aid information will be in your mySierra student account under the Financial Aid tab approximately 7 to 10 business days after you complete the FAFSA.

Get an estimate of your federal financial aid eligibility using FAFSA4caster, and understand your options for paying for college.

Fall, Spring and Summer

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available at Remember to use Sierra College’s school code: 001290.

If you are taking courses at Roseville Gateway, Tahoe-Truckee or any off-campus locations, please contact the Rocklin Campus or Nevada County Campus for financial aid assistance.

Seven Easy Steps to complete the FAFSA Tutorial


California Dream ActAlso, there’s a new program to help determine financial aid eligibility for students who meet AB 540 criteria and are not US Citizens. It’s called the California Dream Act. Go to the State of California’s Dream Act website for specific information.

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Financial Assistance Programs for Sierra College Students

Financial aid refers to a variety of federal, state, and local programs that help students who might otherwise be unable to attend school.

Although the primary responsibility for meeting college costs rests with the student and his/her family, many families have limited resources and are unable to meet the cost of post-secondary education. For this reason, financial aid programs have been established to assist students who can document their financial need.

Want an estimate of the cost of attending Sierra?
Use this Net Price Calculator.

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There are four basic types of financial aid:

These all start with your FAFSA!  Students must repay educational loans. Grants, work-study earnings and scholarships need not be repaid.

Financial Aid has a Freeze Date each semester, please check Upcoming Dates and Deadlines below for the semester date you are in interested in. The Freeze Date is also the Add/Drop date which means after this date we will not adjust your financial aid up or down for changes in your enrollment.


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