Now we can say to California resident students that your city college is free. This is a good story.
The city of San Francisco made community college free for all of its residents.
Mayor Ed Lee announced the move Tuesday. The city will cover the college costs with a tax on buildings sold for at least $5 million passed in November. To be eligible, a student has to have lived in the city for at least a full year.
We have a lot of empty seats...come back to [City College] and give us a try.
The city will provide $5.4 million a year to cover the 46 per credit students would normally pay, at the City College of San Francisco, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
It will also provide $250 per semester to full-time, low-income students who already get state funds to go to school.
The move was widely well-received.
Even news agencies couldn't help but share a happy GIF.
The idea of fully subsidized college hit a spike in popularity with Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-VT) presidential campaign. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo also recently introduced a free-college program for lower-income students.
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