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Financial Aid
Sacramento City College offers many opportunities to help offset the expense of attending college. Don't count yourself out-you may qualify for more than you think. Each year, more than 10,000 SCC students who are California residents qualify for a Board of Governors Enrollment Fee Waiver (BOGW). The BOGW pays enrollment fees for summer, fall and spring semesters, and only one application per year is required. You can also apply for Pell Grants, Cal Grants, student loans and other financial aid by filling out the FAFSA.

Scholarships are available to students who have completed 12 units at Sacramento City College. Scholarship information is released in the fall and the scholarship application is due in early February. These awards are for both transferring and continuing students. Donors set the criteria for scholarships, which may be based on academic achievement/improvement, career choice, or other qualifications.

Scholarship and financial aid information and applications are available from the quick link menu at

Honors classes
These classes are taught in a college seminar format. They are designed for students who love to learn, who appreciate rich and unique educational experiences and who enjoy being a scholar. They are not cut-throat competitive. All Honors courses are transferable and meet GE requirements. Students completing 12 units of Honors courses with a "B" average or better are designated "Honors Scholars" at graduation and on their transcript. Honors classes are listed under H in the Class Schedule each semester.

Phi Theta Kappa
Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society for two-year college students. Students who maintain a 3.5 grade point average in classes at SCC and have at least 12 units of degree-applicable or transferable course work are eligible and encouraged to apply for membership. Phi Theta Kappa assists students with scholarship opportunities, intellectual enrichment, and personal development. Many private universities offer a large tuition discount to PTK students.

Call Professor Anna Joy at 558-2615 for more information about Honors and PTK.

The Transfer Opportunity Program
The Transfer Opportunity Program (TOP) is a cooperative effort between UC Davis and Sacramento City College. It is designed to ensure students a smooth transfer to UC Davis. A UC Davis TOP Coordinator is available weekly to meet with students in the Transfer Center.

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Facts You Should Know:

Fact #1
Nearly 60% of CSU students and 32% of UC students who earn a bachelor's degree began their higher education at a California community college. Community college transfer students get first priority when applying to a UC campus.

Fact #2
"The community colleges are a wonderful place for many students to begin a UC career."

UC President Richard C. Atkinson The Davis Enterprise

Fact #3
UC research shows that transfer students perform as well or better than students who entered universities as freshmen and graduate at higher rates.