WE’RE HALFWAY THERE: In his 2015 State of the Union address, President Obama proposed making two years of community college free. Graduates from Los Angeles Unified School District can cash in on half of that deal. On Wednesday Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti promised to make the first year at one of L.A.’s nine community colleges free.
In its first year, the program is expected to cost $3 million, according to The Los Angeles Times. Garcetti has raised $1.75 million, and the remainder will come from the L.A. Community College District. Eligible applicants for free tuition must be part of the 2017 class of graduates at LAUSD schools and L.A. charter schools and qualify for in-state resident tuition.