Expansion of Free College Tuition

Assemblyman Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles), joined Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis, 1st District; Los Angeles Community College District board of trustees member Mike Fong and community partners at a press conference on Feb. 17 to cel­ebrate the introduction of Assembly Bill 2266, which will expand the California College Promise program to provide two years of tuition-free community college to all full-time students.

“The LACCD College Promise Program has experienced unparal­leled success, with higher overall rates of completion and persis­tence among mostly first-genera­tion students,” LACCD chancellor Francisco C. Rodriguez said. “This bill expands much-needed access to higher education, keeps college affordable for working families and accelerates the jour­ney to a no-cost associates degree for all full-time students, keeping California globally competitive in an inclusive economy.”