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San Diego Community College District holds fundraiser for free tuition program

Posted: 7:44 AM, Oct 22, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-22 10:44:56-04
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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The San Diego Community College District will hold its inaugural Giving Day fundraising event Tuesday to support its tuition-subsidizing San Diego Promise program.

The all-day event, dubbed "Keeping the Promise," aims to support tuition-free education for more than 3,100 first-time, full-time college students during the 2019-20 academic year. The program builds on Assembly Bill 19, which provides state funding to cover one year of tuition at community colleges across California.

The San Diego Promise covers all tuition and fees for two years for first-time, full-time students as well as book grants, counseling and educational support. The district first launched the program in 2016 with a 186-student cohort, which has expanded each year since.

"All gifts made during the Keeping the Promise giving day will support San Diego Promise students enrolled at San Diego City, Mesa and Miramar colleges," district Chancellor Constance Carroll said. "Our own faculty, administrators and staff, and the entire San Diego community can help these students achieve their personal, professional and educational goals with 100% of the proceeds going directly to support our students."

Donations can be made in any amount throughout the day at SDCCD.edu/givingday .