Education

CA lawmakers propose second year of free community college tuition

East Los Angeles College is one of nine campuses in the L.A. Community College District.
East Los Angeles College is one of nine campuses in the L.A. Community College District.
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Lawmakers are pushing a bill that would waive the second year of tuition for all first-year, full-time community college students in California. But that's far from solving most students' college financial challenges. It takes most students a lot longer than two years to finish community college and living costs often lead students to drop out.