The MVC Promise
Your Promise is Potential, Ours is to Make it Happen
The MVC Promise Initiative helps you by providing free first year tuition (even if you’re not eligible for financial aid), textbook vouchers and ongoing academic guidance. First-time students who have never attended college are eligible.
The MVC Promise is made possible through state, federal and local funding sources including donations from our community. Apply for college and complete the Financial Aid FAFSA (Federal Application for Federal Student Aid) form. You will receive an email with instructions on next steps leading to the signing of your Promise contract.
What You Need to Know
The MVC Promise will cover your first-year course enrollment and related registration fees up to $1,248.00 per semester. This includes your enrollment fee ($46/unit, or $690), student health fee ($20), student services fee ($30), transportation fee ($5.50), and textbook vouchers ($250-500).
The total amount of funding a student receives from the MVC Promise varies depending upon the financial aid for which the student is eligible. MVC Promise will cover costs that are not covered by financial aid.
Program participants receive:
- Priority registration to ensure 12-15 units per semester
- A comprehensive student educational plan (CSEP) that maps out classes from the first semester to the last, based on education and career goals
- Summer Bridge (extended orientation) program
- An assigned student success coach to serve as a resource throughout the year and provide structured support, enabling completion of degree and/or transfer units
- Connection with peers on similar paths and timelines
- Special activities throughout the year
Promise Initiative priority is given to students from MVC's partner school districts, Moreno Valley Unified, Val Verde Unified and Perris High School. To be eligible to apply for the MVC Promise program, a student must:
- Be a new, first-time college student (never attended college before)
- Be 18 years or older or possess a high school diploma/GED
- Be a recent graduate
- Complete an FAFSA or California Dream Act Application with Moreno Valley College school code listed (041735) on file (AB 540 students may be eligible for this program)
- Complete MVC FYE Summer Bridge program application
- Apply to Moreno Valley College before the start of summer term and participate in MVC's First-Year Experience (FYE) Summer Bridge program
- Commit to enrolling as a full-time student throughout the year including enrollment in required Math and English courses
Once accepted into the MVC Promise program you are agreeing to a contract of performance that includes the following duties and requirements:
- You must attend an informational MVC First-Year Experience Summer Bridge orientation
- Complete a Moreno Valley College Promise Agreement (signifying your commitment to the program and your education)
- Develop a comprehensive educational plan (CSEP)
- Successfully complete a full-time course load
- Maintain a minimum 2.0 grade point average during your first year
The First-Year Experience (FYE) Program, as part of the Student Equity Plan at Moreno Valley College, integrates academic enrichment and student support services to enable students in pre-college or college-level courses to successfully transition from high school to college.
Space is Limited. Apply as soon as possible for all programs and financial aid programs.
MVC’s Summer Bridge Orientation is for recent high school graduates entering Moreno Valley College straight from the Moreno Valley and Val Verde unified school districts. You will take a guidance success class that prepare you for college-level coursework and begin earning early college credit. Summer Bridge starts in June and ends in July. During meeting times, you will take a guidance course, participate in fun activities and attend English and/or Math course(s) as determined by the program. Completing the MVC summer English and/or Math course(s) saves time and money at Moreno Valley College.
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We are here to help! The Promise and First-Year Experience team can guide you on how to get started.
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