Under the agreement, which is expected to take effect in the fall,
the city will pay $5.4 million a year to buy out the $46-a-credit fee
usually paid by students.
The city’s contribution will also provide $250 a semester to
full-time, low-income students who already receive a state-funded fee
waiver. They will be able to use the money to pay for books,
transportation, school supplies and health fees. Part-time students with
fee waivers will get $100 a semester for the same purpose.
“Now we can say to California resident students that your City
College is free,” Lee said at a City Hall news conference with Kim, City
College trustees, faculty members, acting Chancellor Susan Lamb and others. “This is a good story.”