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Applying for Financial Aid

To receive financial aid everyone must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The application is free.

For the FAFSA, you will need:

  • Sierra College’s school code: 001290
  • Your Social Security Number
  • Your federal income tax returns, W-2s and other records of money earned (or your parents)
  • An FSA ID to sign electronically

If you are a non-resident of the U.S., you may be eligible for for Financial Aid through the California Dream Act.

Your financial aid information will be in your mySierra student account under the Financial Aid link approximately 7 to 10 business days after you complete the FAFSA. ‚ÄčIf you are taking classes at Roseville Gateway, Tahoe-Truckee or any off-campus locations, please contact Financial Aid at the Rocklin Campus or Nevada County Campus for financial aid assistance.

You can get an estimate of your federal financial aid eligibility using FAFSA4caster to understand your options for paying for college.

Video Tutorial

Seven Easy Steps to complete the FAFSA

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