San Francisco pays off 13,000 ex-Metropolis Faculty college students’ money owed

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — San Franciscans who attended Metropolis Faculty throughout the final 5 years are getting their money owed erased with taxpayer {dollars}.

Mayor London Breed and Metropolis Faculty Chancellor David Martin introduced debt reduction of excellent pupil charges for 1000’s of San Francisco residents who attended Metropolis Faculty. With a $2.1-million allocation within the metropolis’s finances, greater than 13,000 former college students will as soon as once more be capable of enroll in courses and proceed pursuing their educations, in response to the mayor’s workplace.

A price steadiness of as little as $10 prevents a pupil from enrolling in any courses.

“With this new funding allocation, 1000’s of scholars who attended Metropolis Faculty between August 2017 and December 2022 will see holds lifted from their accounts permitting them to have the ability to as soon as once more enroll in courses,” the mayor’s workplace wrote.

“1000’s of group members who couldn’t beforehand enroll in courses will now be capable of proceed their training. Eradicating monetary limitations that Metropolis Faculty college students face is essential to their success,” Breed mentioned. “Metropolis Faculty supplies residents with enriching greater training courses, profession coaching programs, and alternatives to construct new abilities.”  

The Free Metropolis Faculty program is a partnership between Metropolis Faculty and the Metropolis and County of San Francisco with the aim to offer San Francisco residents with free tuition to the faculty. Eligible college students obtained free tuition by Metropolis Faculty, however some college students accrued extra charges, equivalent to charges for transcript, supplies, or late withdrawal charges.

On this 12 months’s finances, the town supplied $16.8 million for tuition for San Francisco residents.

“From free tuition, enrollment price help to pupil debt reduction, San Francisco continues its management within the nation to create pupil helps and take away limitations to post-secondary training for its residents,” mentioned SF Division of Kids, Youth and Their Households Government Director Maria Su.

Metropolis Faculty serves greater than 60,000 college students yearly at a number of academic facilities all through the town.

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