Foothill College has expanded its Foothill College Promise, a program that offers two years of free tuition and textbooks for students, regardless of their income level.
To be considered for the program, applicants must be first-time college students, enroll in at least 12 units, and complete the California Dream Act application or an application for federal student aid. Under the program, students also receive access to Foothill's support services and a free Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority SmartPass.
"Because of the high quality of education and its low cost, Foothill College has always been an extraordinary bargain. However, we recognize that the cost of college includes expenses such as textbooks and transportation," Foothill College President Thuy Thi Nguyen stated in a press release issued Tuesday.
This expansion was made possible by the California College Promise, which was established with the passage of Assembly Bill 19.
More information on the program can be found at foothill.edu/promise.