S.F. says no need to pay for school! Ah, San Francisco, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways. Earlier this month, San Francisco’s Mayor Ed Lee announced that tuition at City College of San Francisco will be free for all students who have lived in the city for at least a year. You heard us right, free! By offering free tuition, Mayor Lee is hoping that more people will enroll in City College and empty seats will once again be filled.