Cerro Coso Community College and others could possibly offer first year of college for free

Posted at 12:37 PM, Oct 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-27 15:37:29-04

Cerro Coso Community College and other qualifying community colleges around the state could be offering their first year of classes tuition free, starting in the Fall of 2018.

On Friday, October 13, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed California State Assembly Bill 19 into law. The bill established the California College Promise, which would waive the first year of academic fee's of a full-time student enrolled in a participating college. 

As part of Assembly Bill 19, California residents who attend a community college as a full-time student and as their first time in undergraduate studies would no longer have to pay the $46 fee to attend a California state community college. 

Even though Assembly Bill 19 was signed by Governor Jerry Brown, it will not happen unless it is put in the budget.