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San Francisco Now First Major U.S. City to Offer Free College

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 14:34
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San Francisco’s mayor announced Monday that the city would make
college education free to all of its residents through
the City College of San Francisco.

The agreement, made possible through a tax on properties sold
for at least $5 million, is expected to begin next fall.

“To California residents who are living in San Francisco, your
community college is now free,” Mayor Ed Lee said.

Any San Franciscan who’s lived in the city for at least a full
year will be eligible, regardless of income,  href=
"http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/SF-reaches-deal-for-free-tuition-at-City-College-10912051.php"
target="_blank">the San Francisco
Chronicle 
reported.
  Supervisor Jane
Kim edlikened the agreement to public schooling for K-12 students,
saying that City College would be free to all, too.

“Even the children of the founders of Facebook,” Kim said.
Here’s how the deal works:

San Francisco voters approved a transfer tax last November.
Through that, the city plans to provide $5.4 million annually
for qualified students to cover the $46-per-credit fees they
typically pay,  "http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/SF-reaches-deal-for-free-tuition-at-City-College-10912051.php"
target="_blank">according to the
Chronicle
. Both full- and part-time eligible students can
qualify.

Low-income students with fees already waived by the state will
receive $500 per year if they’re enrolled full time,  "nofollow" href=
"http://abc7news.com/education/san-francisco-will-be-first-in-nation-to-make-city-college-free/1740415/"
target="_blank">ABC 7
 and  href=
"http://www.kcra.com/article/san-francisco-offers-free-higher-education-for-residents/8685908"
target="_blank">KCRA 3
 reported. Those funds can be
used to pay for textbooks and supplies, which total about $1,700
for full-time students. Such students attending part time will
receive $200 per year for the same purpose.

City College trustees hope the program will deal will lead to
higher enrollment and, with that,  "http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/SF-reaches-deal-for-free-tuition-at-City-College-10912051.php"
target="_blank">more state funding
 for the school. The
college lost a third of students during an accreditation
crisis,  "http://www.sfexaminer.com/deal-reached-make-city-college-tuition-free-sf-residents/"
target="_blank">The San Francisco
Examiner
 reported
, but had its accreditation renewed
last month. The city’s $5.4 million is enough to pay for current
students’ tuition while allowing for a 20% enrollment increase,
according to the newspaper.

Now we will just wait and watch California continue to
self-sabatoge and implode thanks to the liberal idiots running the
state into the ground.

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