Currently gearing up for the fall quarter, Foothill College has expanded its Foothill College Promise program to offer a slew of grants and services to first-time, full-time students, regardless of income level.
Students receive up to two years of free college tuition, fees and textbooks through the program. All students will have access to Foothill's supportive services, including counseling, tutoring, the food pantry, and the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority SmartPass for unlimited bus and light rail rides.
To be eligible, students must have never attended college, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Application, and maintain a minimum of 12 units each quarter.
In addition, eligible students in Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) may also receive up to $750 toward a laptop.
Funding for the program comes from state implementation of Assembly Bill 19, the California College Promise, which granted roughly $50 million to state community colleges to fund tuition and resources for students.
Registration for the upcoming fall quarter runs through the summer until Sep. 22. Classes begin on Sep. 23. Information is online here