Cypress College exists for all students who can benefit from instruction. We strive to offer all students a pathway to their future. We are a community - one connected by the possibility of a brighter future for all. Our faculty teach because their purpose is to inspire. Our staff and administrators serve because they're passionate about helping students succeed. Cypress College is a place where people say hello and the smiles are genuine. We are stewards of the collaborative environment created by our founding faculty. Buen Cypress is our acknowledgment of the honor to carry that tradition forward. Cypress College's 16,000 students and the highly qualified teaching faculty are proud of the many excellent academic and vocational programs. Cypress College provides a pathway for each of our students, offering 56 university-transfer majors, 174 career-certificate programs, degrees in 98 areas of study, and a baccalaureate degree in Funeral Services. The college's traditional semesters begin in January and August, while short-term courses start throughout the year. A Cypress College education costs $46 per unit - $138 for a typical, full-credit class - California's lowest tuition. Eligible first-time students qualify for free tuition through Cypress College's Charger Experience promise program. Financial aid and scholarships are also available to qualifying students. Cypress College's half-million-plus alumni include actors, athletes, doctors, executives, mechanics, nurses, and teachers. For some, Cypress College is the ticket into their university of choice, and for others, it provides essential training for a prosperous career. Just one Cypress College class is often all it takes to provide cutting- edge skills that lead to a promotion or a new job. Cypress College is one of three campuses in the North Orange County Community College District and a member of the 116-campus California Community College system. The college primarily serves the cities of Anaheim, Buena Park, Cypress, Garden Grove, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, and Stanton.