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Information for Parents

Moreno Valley College is investing in your student's success. Their first year of college tuition is free. Urge them to apply now!

The Moreno Valley College (MVC) Promise is a commitment to help students complete their associate degree requirements, transfer requirements, and/or workforce certificate requirements in a timely and efficient manner.

2020-21 Promise Initiative enrollment information is listed below:


What benefits will my student receive from the MVC Promise?

  • The MVC Promise will cover up to $1,248.00 per semester.
  • One year of free course enrollment and related registration fees at MVC using a combination of possible state, federal and local funding resources
  • Text book assistance (book vouchers) during the first year of enrollment
  • Summer Bridge (extended orientation) program
  • 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
  • During the first year, an assigned student success coach serves as a resource and provides structured support, enabling completion of degree and/or transfer units
  • Connections with peers on similar paths and timelines


How does my student become eligible?

  • Be 18 years of age or older OR have a high school diploma/GED OR be a graduating high school senior (class of 2020)
  • New, first-time college student (never attended college before)
  • Have a completed the 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 the Moreno Valley College summer 2020 online application 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 math and English courses
  • Priority is given to graduates from any high school within Moreno Valley and Val Verde unified school districts and recent graduates of Perris and Orange Vista high schools


How does my student maintain eligibility for the MVC Promise?

If eligible for the Moreno Valley College Promise, students must attend an informational MVC First-Year Experience Summer Bridge orientation and complete the College Promise Agreement. This signifies your student's commitment to the program and their education, which includes developing a comprehensive educational plan, successfully completing a full-time course load, and maintaining a minimum 2.0 grade point average during their first year.


How does my student apply to join the MVC Promise??

A completed MVC First-Year Experience Summer Bridge program application is required to be considered for acceptance and participation in the Moreno Valley College Promise for summer 2020 and the 2020-21 academic year.


What other ways can I support my student while enrolled at Moreno Valley College?

Ensure they attend the MVC Summer Bridge extended orientation program (required for Promise students) and keep up with the eligibility requirements of the First-Year Experience program. MVC also encourages involvement in programs such as Honors, Associated Students, and Student Employment to augment their academic and professional experience.


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