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Get the Financial Help You Need

We're here to assist you with completion of the FAFSA or CADAA, process verification documents, answer questions related to federal and state financial aid programs, interpret policies related to student eligibility, and support students' efficient use of aid resources.

Quick Question?

Money shouldn't get in the way of getting a college education. The Financial Aid Office is here to help you get the financial support you need to pay your tuition and fees and afford college.

Apply for Financial Aid

Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA), and we will help you identify the aid for which you are eligible. The FAFSA is for US citizens and permanent residents, while the CADAA is for students who are not US citizens, permanent residents, or eligible non-citizens.

Make sure you are aware of the financial aid deadlines for each semester.

American River College's federal school code is 001232.

Explaining the Financial Aid Process

Receiving financial aid can be confusing. The following are the basic steps of the financial aid process.


Phone: (916) 484-8437
FAX: (916) 484-8640
Confidential FAX: (916) 978-0266

Phone Hours

Monday to Friday:
8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Your Student I.D and Verification PIN will be required to answer questions regarding your file.

Zoom Hours

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

You will be admitted into the zoom session based on the order you joined.
Please have your student ID and PIN available.

In-Person Lab Hours

Monday - Thursday:
8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Lab closed on Fridays


Financial Aid Feedback Form