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San Diego Community College District to forgive $3.9 million in student debt

October 20, 2021 | San Diego Community College District

The San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) is forgiving $3.9 million in student debt for more than 11,454 students at San Diego City, Mesa, and Miramar colleges using federal pandemic relief funds.

Students who were enrolled in Spring through Summer 2021 will have all their outstanding tuition and related enrollment fees forgiven. Holds for non-payment will be removed and students will be eligible to enroll for the January intersession and Spring 2022 semester. Open enrollment begins on December 6.

“The San Diego Community College District believes in providing second chances to hard-working students who may have fallen on hard times,” said SDCCD Chancellor Carlos O. Turner Cortez. “In this case, we are fortunate to have federal funding that will allow us to provide a lifeline to thousands of local students who can now resume their education. These students include many who are first-generation, low-income, and come from traditionally underrepresented communities.”

In addition to forgiving the $3.9 million in student debt, City, Mesa, Miramar, and the College of Continuing Education have awarded over $13 million of direct aid to students to support their education.

In addition to special funding, each of the colleges offers support services, laptops, and other assistance to those with financial need. At $46 per credit unit and no-cost noncredit classes at the College of Continuing Education, the SDCCD offers great value in higher education.



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