Cerritos College News Releases 2011

Community college fees increase beginning fall 2011 semester


Media Contact: Aya Abelon, Public Affairs; (562) 653-7878

NORWALK, Calif., - May 11, 2011 - On March 24, 2011, Governor Jerry Brown signed the Education Trailer Bill (SB 70) which authorizes a $10 increase of the student enrollment fee. Effective Fall 2011 semester, the student fees at California Community Colleges, including Cerritos College, will increase from $26 per unit to $36 per unit.

"Students who have not yet considered or applied for financial aid are strongly encouraged to do so now," states Dr. Stephen Johnson, vice president of student services at Cerritos College.

Students may submit a free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov. List the Cerritos Colleges school code of 001161.
Financial aid information can be obtained by visiting www.cerritos.edu/finaid.

Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college's district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions. Annually, more than 1,200 students successfully complete their course of studies, and enrollment currently averages 23,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at http://www.cerritos.edu/.