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The LA College Promise

Originally Published: 6/28/2017

All graduates of LAUSD and charter high schools are now able to attend Los Angeles City College (LACC) tuition free for their first year.

As part of former president Barack Obama’s “America’s College Promise,” LACC will provide free enrollment to all full-time (12 units) qualifying students graduating from LAUSD and charter high schools starting with seniors from the class of 2017. New students under the program will have priority enrollment and availability of career support and counseling services. They will also be eligible to receive LACC First Year Experience benefits including guaranteed enrollment in Mathematics and English classes, Mathematics and English supplemental instruction tutors, participation in the Peer2Peer Mentor program, special social and extracurricular activities, and free book loans.

“Higher education should be within reach for every student in Los Angeles. The L.A. College Promise is a path for every Angeleno to earn a high school diploma and pursue the skills and education they need to realize their dreams and potential,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti, who alongside former second lady of the United States Dr. Jill Biden and Los Angeles City College District Board President Scott J. Svonkin announced the new program last year on the LACC campus.

“This program is vital for our community,” said ReneĆ© D. Martinez, President, Los Angeles City College. “Now college is an option for all LAUSD and charter high school students. At LACC, students can begin their pathway to a college degree or certification in dozens of different fields without incurring any debt.”

For more information about the LA College Promise, please visit the First Year Experience program.

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