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Free Tuition and Zero Student Fees

Available For Fall 2023!


We have exciting news! San José City College is offering free tuition and zero student fees for fall 2023.

This applies to all California and in-state first-time, continuing, and returning students, including high school students. Students must register for at least 6 units. 

The deadline to apply is September 10, 2023, at 11:59 pm. 


If you register for Fast Finish (Late Start) courses before the deadline, they will be covered see the offerings here. 

To qualify, You MUST Complete All Three Steps Below:

  1. Apply for admission through CCCApply. This step only applies to new students or students who have taken a break from college for more than two semesters.
  2. Complete a Financial Aid Application*
    *Even if you do not think you qualify, applying for financial aid is a must-do step for free tuition and zero student fees for fall 2023
    Apply for financial aid by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), California Dream Act Application, or California College Promise Grant for the 2023-2024 Award Year.
    You can find the Financial Aid applications here.
  3. Register for classes through the Self-Service online student portal.

What is covered?

  • Tuition, also known as Enrollment Fees.
  • Health Services Fee
  • Student Activity Fee
  • Student Representation Fee
  • VTA EcoPass Fee (bus pass)


Who qualifies?

  • California residents
  • Students registered in 6 or more units for fall 2023
  • High school students (Dual Enrollment)
  • AB 540 students
  • Students must complete all three steps and meet eligibility requirements to receive free tuition and zero student fees. This offer only applies to fall 2023 enrollment.