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Sacramento Cal-SOAP Consortium

​​​​​​​The Sacramento Cal-SOAP Consortium is one of 15 projects of the California Student Opportunity Access Program, administered statewide by the California Student Aid Commission.

The Sacramento Cal-SOAP directly serves students in 55 elementary, middle, and high schools throughout Sacramento County. The project provides tutoring services to students in nearly 80 AVID classes and delivers a college and financial aid advising program to approximately 5,300 students in nine high schools.​

January/February 2016 Cash for College Workshops​

​​Beginning January 7, the Sacramento Cash for College Coalition will launch a series of 28 workshops to assist students and parents in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act Application.  Trained volunteers, as well as financial aid professionals, will be on-hand to guide students through the process. And, if you’ve already begun or even submitted your application, you can attend a workshop and have a professional look it over to make sure everything is just right.

  • Workshop Flyer—find local workshops and learn what you should bring


The Sacramento Consortium operates with the support of these partner organizations. Learn about the Consortiu​​m partners​.

  • Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE)
  • Capital Metropolitan Area AVID
  • California State University, Sacramento
  • University of California, Davis
  • Los Rios Community College District
  • Elk Grove Unified School District
  • Live Oak Unified School District
  • Twin Rivers Unified School District


In 1986, Francie Tidey founded College Horizons—a nonprofit organization that addresses the challenging national problem of low college attendance among students with limited income and opportunities.​​ Through classroom presentations and individual counseling, College Horizons helps students in Sacramento-area high schools gain admission and financial aid to two-year and four-year public and private institutions throughout the country.​

In 1996, the California Student Aid Commission​ awarded College Horizons a state grant to become one of seventeen Cal-SOAP projects. College Horizons maintains its status as a nonprofit organization to help fund scholarships. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.​

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​Get your copy of ​College Talk, a college planning guide created for Sacramento-area students and their parents.