The state budget makes historic investments in areas that impact the student experience at community colleges, including $9 million for college students who are homeless or experiencing housing insecurity and $5 million to support veteran resource centers at community colleges. Additionally, a one-time increase of $4.75 million will support workforce development programs at some community colleges.
On Thursday, August 29, Newsom visited East Los Angeles College to talk about the program, and heard from students who have benefitted from free tuition.
He was joined by Assemblymember Miguel Santiago who was the original author of Assembly Bill No. 19, which proposed the tuition coverage for two years.