Berkeley City College will be giving in-state students free tuition and other perks for the fall 2022 semester with the goal of eliminating financial barriers to higher education, Berkeleyside reported.
This move comes as part of BCC’s new program, “Fall is Free.” The program is open to many, including new and returning students, high school students who want to take community college classes, recreational learners, and students who do not qualify for financial aid.
“We recognize students in our community are making important decisions to provide for themselves and their families amid a pandemic, rising housing costs, and inflation,” said BCC President Dr. Angélica Garcia. “This is an opportunity for students to enroll in as many classes as they can at no cost.”
Students must live in California and enroll in at least three units – typically one or two classes – by the start of classes Aug. 22 to be eligible. Out-of-state students, including international students, are not eligible.
To be eligible, students must enroll and complete a FAFSA, California Dream Act or California College Promise Grant application.