RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. (AP) - More than 100 high school graduates in California will have the opportunity to attend community college for free next fall.
The Sacramento Bee reports (https://bit.ly/1UNDza7 ) that a pilot program will cover the $597 fall 2017 tuition and fees at Folsom Lake College for students who live in Rancho Cordova and graduate from high school in the 2016-2017 school year.
Students who receive passing grades in at least half of their course units and continue full-time will be eligible for assistance the next semester.
The program is funded largely through a 2014 voter-approved sales tax increase. All Rancho Cordova students are eligible regardless of income, and those eligible for community college aid can use the money for other school-related expenses.
Sacramento leaders are thinking about how to pursue a similar program.
Information from: The Sacramento Bee, https://www.sacbee.com
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