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District Offers Free Tuition for First-Time, Full-Time Students



by Mike Aldax

There’s not just the Richmond Promise.

Now, local students have access to the California College Promise.

First-time, full-time students can receive free tuition for up to one year at Contra Costa College, Diablo Valley College and Los Medanos College effective Monday, Aug. 27, the first day of the new school year, the Contra Costa Community College District announced today.

The District’s free one-year tuition program is part of the statewide initiative to fund tuition at community colleges, called the California College Promise, an expansion of the former Board of Governors fee waiver program for low-income students. The program was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown last October under Assembly Bill 19.

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