Santa Ana College gives SAUSD students one free year, starting this fall (OC Reg)
Long Beach Unified was a pioneer with its Long Beach Promise, which offers students from that K-12 district a tuition-free first year at Long Beach City College. At least 10 such programs exist across California, including those in the San Diego Community College District and at Ventura College.
In Santa Ana, students from Orange County’s largest school district become eligible for the tuition-free year just by graduating.
Tuition will be paid by the nonprofit Santa Ana College Foundation, funded in part by city and Santa Ana College employees through payroll deductions, a $5 million state grant and Santa Ana College’s Centennial Scholarship Campaign.
Santa Ana College’s tuition for full-time students is $1,104 a school year....