Free College For Some Santa Clara Area Students

Graduating high school students near West Valley College will be able to enroll for a free semester.

The tuition will be paid through a grant, worth about $300,000, and is a way for the college to give back to the community, according to West Valley College president Brad Davis.

Only the first 600 eligible students will be able to receive the monies, which equates to about $500 per student and is only available for the one semester until the college is able to expand the program further, said Davis.

Students must enroll in at least 12 units for the fall 2016 semester and reside within the college’s service area in order to qualify for the free education.

Funding came from a grant by the West Valley-Mission Community College District's Land Corporation., according to Davis. The grant is meant to help students transfer to a four-year university and earn a college or vocational degree.

"The college is experiencing really unprecedented financial vitality and we were looking for ways to support our community that has worked hard to support us," he said.

The deadline to apply is May 1.


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Get the application form and more details about the Community Grant.