First year of community college could soon be free in California

Monday, September 25, 2017

Long Beach Press Telegram

New community college students in California may soon see a surprising number on their tuition balance: $0.

Assemblyman Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles), who proposed Assembly Bill 19, thinks it will prompt as many as 19,000 students who might not have seen college as a possibility to pursue higher education.

“What we’re truly talking about is creating a college-going culture in our community,” Santiago said during a phone interview Monday.