Student Fee Relief for City College Students
My fellow San Franciscans,
City College of San Francisco serves more than 60,000 students annually at several educational centers throughout the City and offers over 250 degrees and certificates, transferable credits, online courses, and career advancement classes.?And it provides residents with enriching higher education classes, career training courses, and opportunities to build new skills.
It is important that we find ways to remove financial barriers that City College students face is crucial to their success.
That’s why in partnership with City College of San Francisco, we announced the relief of outstanding student fees for thousands of San Francisco residents who attended the College in the last five years. With a $2.1 million allocation in my most recent budget, more than 13,000 former City College students will once again be able to enroll in City College classes and continue pursuing their educations.?
While eligible students receive free tuition through Free City College, they may accrue additional fees, such as transcript, materials, or late withdrawal fees. A fee balance of as little as $10 prevents a student from enrolling in any classes with the College. With this new funding allocation, thousands of students who attended City College between August 2017 and December 2022 will see holds lifted from their accounts allowing them to be able to once again enroll in classes.?
With this funding, thousands of community members who couldn’t previously enroll in classes will now be able to continue their education.
This further enhances access to quality education for those who might otherwise face challenges in affording college education. By investing in the academic potential and dreams of our students of all ages, we continue to reinforce our City’s commitment to nurturing a vibrant and inclusive educational landscape for all.
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London N. Breed