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MiraCosta College reveals plan to offer first-time students two years of free tuition

Posted at 6:09 PM, Apr 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-09 21:28:28-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — MiraCosta College is expanding upon a state promise to help make community college more affordable.

MiraCosta College announced Tuesday plans to offer free tuition for all first-time college students for the first two years of classes at the campus. Part of the MiraCosta Promise, the plan would be available for all first-time students starting in fall 2019 who are enrolled in at least 12 units per semester.

Students must also file a free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or a California Dream Act (CADAA) application.

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The waiver is dependent upon the passage of Assembly Bill 2, which expands the California College Promise program. Former Gov. Jerry Brown signed the promise program into law in 2017, which covers the first year of tuition at the state's 115 community colleges.

"This program removes a significant hurdle for college-bound students; tuition and mandatory fees," Sunita Cooke, Superintendent/President of MiraCosta College, said in a release. "Whether you are looking to transfer to a four-year college or university or looking for the kind of training that will help you succeed in a new career, MiraCosta College is there for you."

Assmebly Bill 2 is still working its way through California's legislature.

Visit MiraCosta College's website for more information.