San Francisco to Launch First Free Community College in the U.S.

On Monday, Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor Jane Kim of San Francisco announced that the city will be offering tuition free community college to local residents. “Under the agreement, which is expected to take effect in the fall, the city will pay $5.4 million a year to buy out the $46-a-credit fee usually paid by students,” according to SFGate. It will also provide $250 a semester to full-time, low-income students

This will make the City College of San Francisco the first free community college in the United States. According to SFGate, the costs will be paid for by a recent voter approved property tax on multi-million dollar properties.

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