CALIFORNIA – For the first time in decades California is offering two years of free community college tuition.
Governor Gavin Newsom made a stop at East Los Angeles Community College to promote the expansion of free tuition under the ‘California College Promise.’
A first-generation college student qualified for a second year of free tuition under that program, which allows her to continue her dream of becoming an Oncologist without a financial burden.
“So, my parents didn’t have the budget. Because well I come from an immigrant family. So, I didn’t want my parents to worry about that?”
Newsom says the expansion of the program will help 33,000 students.
Tennessee, Maryland, Rhode Island, New York and Oregon also have similar programs.
(This story was originally published on August 30, 2019)