Free City College Program

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FREE City. Free tuition. Because we believe in access and opportunity. REGISTER NOW

Free City is just the beginning.

City College is ideal if you’re looking to earn a two-year associate degree, or to transfer to a 4-year college or university. Our Transfer Admission Guarantee program allows successful students to transfer to one of six University of California campuses or to several participating California State Universities.


We offer hundreds of classes taught by faculty dedicated to the art of teaching (not teaching assistants). City also offers one of the largest certificate programs in the country.


Free tuition is available for City College students who have established California residency and live in San Francisco. Students apply for Free City by completing the one-page Free City Application which is included as a screen within the online registration process. After registering, we encourage you to complete either a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or a California Dream Act Application. FreeCity is now offered all year around.


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