First Year Free

Your first year of tuition is on us! We want to remove financial barriers, so all students are able to pursue higher education. There is no income requirement—you just need to be a first-time student (earned less than 6 college units) and a California resident.

Just complete a few steps to be on your way to getting your first year free!

Follow these steps to qualify:

  • Enroll full-time (30 total units in an academic year) or maximum shown on your student education plan
  • Complete the 2018/19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Dream Act application
  • If you are also taking summer classes you'll need to complete the 2017/18 FAFSA or Dream Act application by June 30 as well

Once you have completed these steps, we'll take care of the rest. Keep in mind you may still see a balance due in your mySierra account until the start of the semester.

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