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Foothill College students enrolling this fall offered free books, tuition

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.

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Foothill College students enrolling this fall offered free books, tuition

by Nisha Malley / Mountain View Voice

Uploaded: Tue, Sep 3, 2019, 9:25 am

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

Comments

SMH
Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Sep 3, 2019 at 3:37 pm
SMH, Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Sep 3, 2019 at 3:37 pm

Unbelievable. Free stuff for everybody regardless of income at taxpayer expense. Still no money to fix the roads though.


Diana O
Registered user
Rengstorff Park
on Sep 5, 2019 at 6:19 am
Diana O, Rengstorff Park
Registered user
on Sep 5, 2019 at 6:19 am

This is great!
Education shouldn't be a hazard for anyone to obtain.
Thanks Foothill for doing this. I know many many many people who will be beneficiated thanks to this opportunity


Diana O
Registered user
Rengstorff Park
on Sep 5, 2019 at 6:19 am
Diana O, Rengstorff Park
Registered user
on Sep 5, 2019 at 6:19 am

This is great!
Education shouldn't be a hazard for anyone to obtain.
Thanks Foothill for doing this. I know many many many people who will be beneficiated thanks to this opportunity


ZeroZeroZeroZero
Registered user
Monta Loma
on Sep 6, 2019 at 3:34 pm
ZeroZeroZeroZero, Monta Loma
Registered user
on Sep 6, 2019 at 3:34 pm

Junior college should be free in a Democracy, where we need education for civic participation! Good job Foothill.


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