Laney College and the three other Peralta Community College District schools — College of Alameda, Berkeley City College, and Merritt College in Oakland — are offering free tuition for California residents and undocumented residents.
The “Spring is Free” campaign comes on the heels of this semester’s “Fall is Free” program, which are supported by the U.S. government’s Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. The COVID-19 pandemic contributed to a significant decline in community college enrollment in the state.
Students need to fill out a FAFSA form in order to be eligible to have tuition fees waived.
According to the community college school district, Laney College saw a 15% increase in enrollment since the “Fall is Free” program compared to the 2021 Fall enrollment.
Each college will offer additional financial perks such as free parking, bus passes, free meals, Chromebook and wifi, and more.
Enrollment for Spring classes is currently open. Visit the Peralta Community College District’s website to enroll.