Bill Aims to Expand Tuition and Fee Waivers at California Universities

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SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) introduced Assembly Bill 2166. The bill would exempt surviving relatives of California law enforcement officers or firefighters who are killed in the line of duty from system wide tuition and fees.

“Family members of a law enforcement officer or firefighter who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their state should be able to attend college free of tuition and fees,” said Assemblymember Jim Cooper. “AB 2166 will ensure these individuals will continue to attend college without paying campus based fee.”

Currently, the Act leaves individuals subject to mandatory campus wide fees levied by an individual campus. AB 2166 will expand the law to include all campus wide fees.

AB 2166 will be heard by the Legislature in the coming months.

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Assemblymember Cooper represents the Cities of Sacramento, Elk Grove, Galt, and Lodi.