By Lauren Baker
Photos by Victor Aparicio
Ed. Note: In his State of the Union address, President Obama announced a proposal to reduce the cost of college for students who maintain a 2.5 GPA. Eligible students would receive free tuition, up to $3,800 per year, according to the White House website, which is 75% of the cost for community college. States that choose to participate in this federal program will receive federal funding to match their state investment to offer free community college, and will receive additional funds that they can use to invest in their educational programs as they wish.
Below, are reactions to the announcement from students at Fresno City College.
Reporter’s Note: EOPS is a service available to Fresno City College students with low-income and/or academically disadvantaged and provide academic counseling, career guidance, and college transfer counseling in addition to many other services. For more information, visit fresnocitycollege.edu and select “Paying For College.”