SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Thousands of California residents can now attend two years of community college for free, thanks to a new program being promoted by Governor Gavin Newsom.
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This year's state budget includes more than $42 million to expand the California College Promise program.
It will provide two years of free tuition to first-time students who attend community colleges on a full-time basis.
California's community colleges are the country's largest system of higher education.
California program to provide 2 years of free tuition to community college students