College of Marin (COM) is investing in the community by removing financial barriers to enrolling in classes. COM will pay tuition and all mandatory fees* for credit/noncredit students who register for the spring 2022 semester through the new Clear Path program.
“We understand that many members of our campus community may be experiencing additional financial burden because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and we want tuition to be one less thing they have to worry about for the spring semester.” said Superintendent/President Dr. David Wain Coon.
The Board of Trustees also acted to eliminate previous student debt from March 2020 until November 2021 to bring back students who left COM with debt.
“Facilitating the removal of barriers to educational opportunities is part of our work as Trustees,” says Board President Wanden Treanor. “We’re hoping that clearing students’ outstanding debt and paying tuition for spring will relieve some financial pressure and encourage those who were unable to continue their education to reenroll.”
The College remains committed to in-person instruction that is safe and accessible to all members of the community. As part of that commitment, COM is requiring all students, employees, and volunteers to be fully vaccinated against the virus that causes COVID-19.
For all students—whether they are taking in-person, hybrid, or distance education classes—proof of vaccination is required as a condition of enrollment for spring semester. College officials are encouraging current and prospective students to submit their proof of vaccination or exemption request as soon as possible.
Registration opens for all students November 19. Spring semester starts January 22 for Saturday classes and January 24 for weekday classes. More information about free spring tuition is available on Clear Path program page.
*Fee waiver includes material fees, but does not include parking permit fees, textbook costs, or permissives (e.g., rush transcript orders).
About College of Marin
Established in 1926, College of Marin remains committed to educational excellence, providing equitable opportunities, and fostering success for all members of its diverse community. With campuses in Kentfield and Novato, students of all ages have affordable access to an exciting variety of credit and noncredit courses as well as community education classes for lifelong learning. College of Marin is one of 116 public community colleges in California and nearly 14,000 credit, noncredit, and community education students enroll annually.
College of Marin is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Boulevard, Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.