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The Redlands Promise, a collaboration between San Bernardino Valley College and the University of Redlands, will allow eligible students transferring from SBVC to waive tuition for their first year at the university beginning in the 2022–23 academic year.

SBVC and the University of Redlands will team up to expand opportunities for admitted transfer students to participate in undergraduate pathway programs.

Interim SBVC President Dr. Scott W. Thayer celebrated the initiative, which is also open to Crafton Hills College (CHC) students in Yucaipa, Calif.

“The University of Redlands is a phenomenal institution and we are proud to send Valley College graduates there to complete their education,” Thayer said. “We thank the University of Redlands for this partnership to support our students and make access to higher education more equitable for all in our community.”

To qualify, students must transfer from SBVC and be eligible for Cal Grant A or B. Students will receive funding for their following years of enrollment at the rate of their first year’s tuition under the Redlands Promise. Students must maintain full-time enrollment to remain eligible for the Cal Grant. The guarantee does not cover the cost of fees, room, board, books or supplies.