La Voz News

First Year Promise: Program is limited in addressing student needs

Mark Jensen, Staff Reporter

June 18, 2019

De Anza College’s newly implemented First Year Promise Program, funded by Assembly Bill 19, aims to make community college available to every Californian. Yet, the program only tackles one small cog in the college accessibility and affordability problem, and therefore is limited in how big of a prom...

First Year Promise: A crucial step to college for all

Mehek Kapur, Staff Reporter

June 18, 2019

De Anza’s new First Year Promise program offers free tuition plus a $500 textbook stipend to students in their first year of college starting this fall. This would not only boost enrollment, but also help De Anza fulfill its stated goal of being more equitable, accessible and affordable. Funding from...

De Anza offers first year tuition free to qualifying new students

Lianna Martinez, Staff Reporter

May 22, 2019

De Anza College will implement a new First Year Promise program offering free tuition and $500 for textbooks to students in their first year of college starting this fall. “Eligibility is based on state guidelines and is not based on income,” said Rob Mieso, vice president of student services...