California Is Providing First-Time Students With 2 Years Of Free Tuition At Community Colleges

California will provide first-time, full-time students with two years of free tuition to community colleges in the state.

The effort is being rolled out under the state’s California College Promise program, which already provided California students with one free year of tuition at community colleges.

“This is real help for students trying to improve their lives and build their future,” California Gov. Gavin Newsom said in a statement this week. “No one can argue with the fact that the full cost of attending institutions of higher learning is still far too high – both in California and across the country.”

“But by offering two years of community college tuition-free, California is taking a meaningful step toward chipping away at the cost of higher learning for students and their families,” he continued.

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