California offers first-time students with two years of free tuition at community colleges

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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.

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(This story was originally published on August 30, 2019)

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