At seven local high schools, half of the nearly 1,200 college-bound students in the Class of 2019 are headed for community college in the fall, according to a recent survey by the Boulevard Sentinel.
There’s good news for these students. For starters, tuition and fees will be waived in the first two years of community college for first-time, full-time students, thanks to provisions in California’s new state budget. Previously, tuition and fees were waived for one year only. A year of tuition and fees is about $1,300.