It’s a historic first for higher education in San Francisco. Mayor Ed Lee announced on Monday that the city will be the first in the nation to make city college free for all students, regardless of their income. San Francisco will guarantee nearly $5.4 million a year to City College to pay for the tuition of students who reside in San Francisco. In order to qualify as a resident, a student must live in the city for at least a year and a day. They can either be part-time or full-time students. The money will come from an increase in the real estate transfer tax for commercial and residential properties valued at more than $5 million. About 30,000 local students are expected to benefit from the funds.