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CSU students could get two years free if new bill passes

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Posted at 11:22 AM, Jan 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-16 14:23:02-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — California State University students could soon be saving some money when it comes to college.

Assembly Bill 1862, introduced Wednesday by Assembly Member Miguel Santiago and members of the Los Angeles Community College District Board, could provide two years of tuition-free education at any California State university if it becomes law.

The free tuition is meant for California Community College resident transfer students earning an associate's degree for transfer while participating in the California College Promise program.

The California College Promise program already establishes that students who fall under certain requirements can have have their tuition fees waived for their first two years of community college. This bill extends that program.

The bill also requires the CSU Chancellor to distribute funding to each campus participating in the California Promise to offset the costs of waiving tuition and mandatory systemwide fees to transfer students.